Monday, February 26, 2007

Nicotine, cocaine, heroin lead to similar brain damage

A study of the brain tissue of deceased former smokers has found chemical alterations similar to the brain damage that cocaine and opiates cause in laboratory rats, according to researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Abstract. Discussion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

pf, i've just quitted smoking (3 days ago - wish me luck)...
coffeine, nicotine, heroin, cocaine = SHITEINE.

David said...

Hm. I don't know if it's exactly damage or just alteration. As a user of smokeless tobacco, I'm curious if it's caused by the nicotine or the smoke.