Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Teen smokers more deeply hooked

Smokers who acquire the habit as teenagers often find it far harder to kick the weed as adults. This is because nicotine alters the developing brain’s hard-wiring, Pittsburgh University researchers claimed at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (Oct 16). Their study found that nicotine’s formative influence is particularly strong in males. Source. Another source.

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