Smoking Related To Mental Decline

In National News on July 2, 2009 at 8:08 am

A study published in a recent edition of Neurology found that not smoking was a key factor to maintaining cognitive function as people age. In other words, smoking puts you at a greater risk for mental decline as you age. Think dementia.

Smoking status is a factor that is modifiable and thus may be implemented in prevention programs to promote successful cognitive aging and prevent decline in cognitive functioning as age increases.


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