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Smoking Linked to Loss of Brain Matter

May 1, 2020 by

We already know that smoking is bad for your lungs. Now researchers have linked cigarette smoking to a loss of gray or what matter in the brain too. The results were published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology....

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Girls with ADHD face increased risk of becoming smokers

Nov 7, 2017 by

A new study looking at whether girls with ADHD were more likely to smoke that those without ADHD found that adolescent girls with ADHD progressed faster to heavier smoking and becoming dependent on nicotine than boys did....

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Girls whose grandmother smoked may be more likely to develop autism...

Sep 4, 2017 by

A new study published in Scientific Reports indicates that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during her pregnancy, she is more likely to develop autistic traits....

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Passive smoking may hamper kids’ cognitive skills

Mar 23, 2016 by

A team of researchers at Augusta University found that every single one of the team’s cognitive measures was poorer in the smoke-exposed children....

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Brain wiring may affect ability to quit smoking

Jun 10, 2015 by

Duke researchers have found that smokers who successfully quit showed GREATER connectivity between brain regions associated with cravings and motor control, not less....

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Certain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

Dec 27, 2014 by

A new study indicates that there are specific neurons in the brain’s reward system that are active during use and withdrawal from nicotine – not two separate systems in the brain....

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