A thoughtful article about the connection between memory loss and smoking caught our attention. Breitbart.com cites a study by Severine Sabia and colleagues of France’s Institut National del la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale that found a link between smoking and memory loss.
The detrimental effect of smoking doesn’t stop there, it includes a decline in reasoning abilities along with decreased vocabulary and verbal fluency. The importance of this study is that it suggests a possible link between smoking and the decline into cognitive impairments that lead to dementia.
If worrying about lung cancer, throat cancer and aged skin aren’t enough, perhaps considering the potential for brain damage will encourage more people to give up the habit!
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