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Smoking linked to brain damage

 
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Smoking linked to brain damage
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There is a direct link between smoking and brain damage, according to new research conducted by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Centre (NBRC).

Ghosh and Basu have discovered that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to acute neurological damage.

Their research focuses on a compound known as NNK, which is commonly found in tobacco. NNK is a procarinogen, a chemical substance which becomes carcinogenic when it is altered by the metabolic process of the body.

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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
That is true, but nicotine is also an MAO-A inhibiting antidepressant. MAO-A stimulates brain activity.

So people probably don't notice the long term degenerative function because of the short-term anti-depressant effect.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
That is true, but nicotine is also an MAO-A inhibiting antidepressant. MAO-A stimulates brain activity.

So people probably don't notice the long term degenerative function because of the short-term anti-depressant effect.
 Quoting: Andromeda

Yeah, that sounds about right, and might explain why smokers tend to increase their intake as time goes on...to offset the negative effects.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
Pfffft....I smoke a pack a day.

No dain bramage here.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
Not surprising. When you inhale burning, toxic chemicals every couple hours for 20+ years, that's what happens.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
I have an appt with Dr today for stop smoking meds :)

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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
I read increasing sirtuin from grape seeds prevents DNA damage.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
Thanks hadn't heard of Microglia cells.

Now when I smoke I will think about them.

Last Edited by ALeopardSanctuary on 06/24/2009 11:51 AM
Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

The garden gives greatest power.
Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
Maybe what they are saying is that smokers must be crazy or have brain damage to ignore the no-smoking propaganda they've been dishing out for years, lol.
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Re: Smoking linked to brain damage
Maybe what they are saying is that smokers must be crazy or have brain damage to ignore the no-smoking propaganda they've been dishing out for years, lol.
 Quoting: Turtles Know

lol :-)

health aside, with the recent price increases ,we can't afford to smoke anymore, and will be quitting before the summer is over.

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