oral stage

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Noun1.oral stage - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Since this analysis controls for demographic correlates of smoking and higher weight, the data suggest that smoking may either dull the appetite or satisfy oral cravings that otherwise might be satisfied with increased consumption of food.
I believe it works by helping to satisfy the oral cravings people who are addicted to cigarettes seem to have.