Varenicline and bupropion may be safer to use than smokers often realize.
Smoking has been linked to advanced brain atrophy in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
Research has shown a confounding link between nicotine and reduced risk of Parkinson's disease.
Those with only a high-school degree and non-whites also were far more likely to smoke than better-educated adults and/or whites.
Adjustment for smoking attenuated the risk for all strokes, ischemic, and hemorrhagic strokes.
Compared to those who continued smoking, those who stopped experienced a significant decline in the rate of brain volume loss.
Smoking after MS diagnosis appears to affect the rate of conversion to secondary-progressive MS.
Those who currently smoke had significantly more cortical thinning than those who never smoked.
A new study shows that smokers who experience migraines have an increased risk of stroke.
Exposure to secondhand smoke increased stroke risk by 30%, primarily for ischemic stroke.
The effects were also apparent in patients exposed to secondhand smoke.
The increased connectivity may help inhibit the motor reaction to a cigarette craving.
ACS says 60,000 more people die every year due to smoking-related illnesses.
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