Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that older smokers are 79 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than nonsmokers of the same age. Former smokers participating in the study, however, were not at increased risk of the memory-robbing condition. The new data provide more proof that kicking the nicotine habit provides positive benefits to health — physical as well as mental.
Have you recently quit smoking? If so, did you use gums, patches, or some other strategy?
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