Researchers have found yet another reason why you shouldn’t smoke, and if you do, why you should quit.
People who smoke are more likely to report memory problems and cognitive decline in midlife, a study from Ohio State University found. Study results also noted that former smokers who have quit face less likelihood of cognitive decline.
The research matches the findings of previous studies that have linked smoking and dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. However, this latest study could also help raise red flags earlier in life, said the study’s lead author Jenna Rajczyk. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.