Smokers May Suffer From Severe Brain Damage!
If you are addicted to cigarette smoking, then you are prone to suffer from brain damage sooner or later. Yes, buddy, it may happen. A new study undertaken on mice has led to the conclusion that smoking may inflict severe damage on the brain. The study showed that when mice were made to breathe cigarette smoke for a period of four months, signs of Alzheimer’s disease increased in their brains.
The study was headed by Claudio Soto from the University of Texas Medical School. However, as the study progressed, the researchers observed that mice that were made to come in contact with cigarette smoke exhibited various signs of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The mice had higher amount of abnormal tau protein, more amyloid beta plaques and serious brain inflammation.
So guys, the results obtained from the afore-mentioned study have made it evident that exposure to cigarette smoking can cause brain damage in mice. This may be the same for humans also and if it happens, then it becomes an urgent necessity for all smokers to quit smoking at the earliest.
It is noteworthy that another study was carried out by researchers from King's College London and it concluded that smoking decays the brain by impairing memory, reasoning and learning. So, it is now obvious that if you are a smoker, you will eventually end up with brain damage or brain decay.
Quitting smoke is the need of the hour. The question is can we achieve it? If not then we need to get hold of anti-smoking medications or therapies whatever suits are body and behaviour. Medicines like Chantix and Zyban are approved by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for stop smoking in adults though they must never be consumed without a proper medical check up/ prescription.
Apart from anti smoking medicines you can use nicotine replacement therapies that these are indeed effective for smoking cessation. The common types of nicotine replacement therapies are nicotine patches and nicotine gum. Nicotine replacement therapies are aimed at delivering nicotine to the body through certain ways other than using tobacco. Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) will help you quit smoking but you have to follow the procedure as per the instructions of a medical practitioner.
Reference Sources: PTI; zeenews.india.com