Smoking Makes Men Dumber

Jul 1, 2017 - 19:47
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Smoking Makes Men Dumber
Smoking makes men dumber

In case causing cancer, weakening your arteries and staining your teeth aren't enough reasons to quit smoking, here's a new one: It makes you dumber.

A study conducted at University College London revealed that smoking "seemed to speed up the cognitive aging process, making men function mentally as if they were 10 years older."

Men who quit smoking were able to make up some of those losses -- but only if they'd dropped the habit at least a decade ago.

The study didn't show similar problems for women, but researchers suggested that result might have had more to do with the limitations of the survey than some feminine superpower, adding that the men involved might simply have smoked more than the women.

Will this study encourage you to quit smoking?

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