Saturday, September 12, 2009
'Smoking can help create stronger memories'
Smoking is injurious to health, everyone knows. Yet, anew study has claimed that it can help create stronger memories. Researchers, led by Baylor College of medicine, have carried out the study and found that remembering what happened the night before might be easier for smokers as compared to non-smokers. According to them, this is because nicotine, the addictive component in cigarettes, “tricks” the brain into creating links between smoking and a feeling of well-being. They said that events such a drinking alcohol, dining with friends or even driving home from work can act as cues that give people the urge to light up, the Daily Telegraph reported.