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Prolonged smoking linked to thinning of brain cortex


11 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Smoking, in addition to its detrimental effects on general health, appears to reduce the thickness of the brain, scientists discovered. The research reveals that long-term smoking thins the brain’s cortex, the outer layer of the brain where vital cognitive functions occur, including language, memory, and perception. The study conducted by…