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Study: Nicotine Can Help with Memory Loss
Study: Nicotine Can Help with Memory Loss
Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Previous studies have shown smokers could improve cognitive function by quitting smoking and other studies have found attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers at the American Academy of Neurology looked at nicotine
Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check
Lung Cancer Is Officially No Longer Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’ — Health Check
While most cases of lung cancer occur in smokers, nearly 20 percent of cases strike those who’ve never touched a cigarette. When it comes down to the facts, 32,000 nonsmoking Americans die from lung cancer every year — so many that experts say it’s time to stop calling it “the smoker’s disease.”
Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check
Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check
While surveys consistently show that more than 3 out of 4 smokers would like to quit, only about 10 percent of those who try each year are successful. Fortunately, new studies show one way to raise those numbers is to treat smoking as a chronic disease — like high blood pressure — for which long-term treatment is offered.

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