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SerialStateLineXer t1_iy1xqmv wrote

Evidence on this is mixed at best. While there is some evidence for a neuroprotective effect of nicotine, this appears to be offset by the negative cardiovascular effects of smoke inhalation. Even nicotine itself has a vasoconstrictive effect that could offset the neuroprotective effects seen in vitro.

Smoking does seem to be protective against Parkinson's Disease in particular, though.


True_Garen OP t1_iy21qb7 wrote

>neuroprotective effects seen
>in vitro

We see the benefits for memory in vivo with our own eyes...