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Study shows majority of smokers re-ignite their habit following heart attack

Tue, 2013-01-29 12:39
Despite obvious motivation for quitting, 2/3 of patients will resume smoking within twelve months
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Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Tue, 2013-01-29 12:11

Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex addiction takes hold and how.  Addiction could be a result of abnormal communication between two areas of the frontal lobes linked to decision-making.  The discovery will undoubtedly stimulate clinical work on new therapies for millions of people who suffer from addiction.

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