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#Smoking shrinks the brain. Another reason to #Quit4Good?

A study published in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry has found that long-term smoking causes a thinning of the brain’s cortex, which can lead to memory loss.

Dr Sherif Karama, assistant professor of psychiatry at McGill University and lead author of the study said: “We found that current and ex-smokers had, at age 73, many areas of thinner brain cortex than those that never smoked. Subjects who stopped smoking seem to partially recover their cortical thickness for each year without smoking.”



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About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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