Smoking Affects the Memory


The doctors from the University of Northumbria have found that the memory of a smoker can be reduced by one-third. Nevertheless, those who have managed to abandon the habit, can get back to their previous level comparable with non-smokers.

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The study involved more than seventy volunteers at the age from 18 to 25 years. To test their memory, the experts asked the people to walk on campus. Then they asked the volunteers to remember small details like the musical pieces performed in the student union.

It turned out that the smokers had coped with this task in a bad way (they could recall only 59% of the required information). But those, who stopped smoking, recalled 74%. The people, who had never smoked, could boast of 81%.

The plans of the experts are to learn how passive smoking affects memory.

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