There was an interesting article on the B.B.C. regarding memory loss and Nicotine. According to the article they did a study with 67 people suffering from mild cognitive impairment and pre dementia and found some promising results, although the study is to small to prove anything, it does open the door to future research using nicotine via the nicotene patch as a potential drug to help the many people that suffer from dementia and alzheimers.
According to Michelle Roberts a reporter from the B.B.C:
"The latest work found that six months of treatment with nicotine patches appeared to improve how well individuals with "pre-dementia" or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) performed on tests designed to assess memory, attention and response times.
After six months of treatment, the nicotine-treated group regained 46% of normal performance for age on long-term memory, whereas the placebo group worsened by 26% over the same time period."
No, I dont recomend non smokers going out and getting on Nicotine. It's expensive, highly addictive, and has a lot of proven negatives. However it's worthy of discussion. Heres the link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16467186
Can't believe I posted this years ago ...Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your body and mind. I'm so glad I was able to quit...Burnie Sept 13 2014
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.