Progesterone treatment during the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle: effects on smoking behavior in women.

Authors: Sofuoglu M, Babb DA, Hatsukami DK.

Publication Year: 2001

Citation: Pharmacol Biochem Behav 2001;69(1-2):299-304.

In this unique randomized controlled study, administration of progesterone (200 mg oral) demonstrated a decrease in craving for and subjective effects of cigarette smoking in female smokers. With progesterone treatment, there was a noted trend to decrease smoking.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11420098