Smoking accelerates mental decline among men

02/7/2012 | · Reuters

Data from the Whitehall II study involving 5,099 men and 2,137 women revealed that smoking was linked to faster cognitive decline among men. In the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that men who quit smoking in the 10-year period preceding the initial cognitive assessment remained at risk of greater mental decline, but long-term former smokers did not.

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