Scientists Discover Cause of Smoking Addiction – And How to Cure It

August 18, 2023 by

Scientists Discover Cause of Smoking Addiction – And How to Cure It

A cure for smoking could be on the horizon after scientists discovered how the brain becomes addicted to nicotine. Smoking is the single biggest cause of cancer in the UK and is responsible for more than a quarter of all cancer deaths. University of Cambridge scientists studied brain scans of more than 800 people taken when they were 14, 19 and 24 and analysed any impact smoking had. They found that smokers were more likely to have a smaller region in the frontal lobe called the left ventromedial prefrontal cortex.

12.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 7.2 million current smokers in United Kingdom 14.60% of men are current smokers but only 11.20% of women.



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