Brain influence smoking habits

Brain influence smoking habits
There are some people who do not get along with direct cigarettes at the first attempt. But, for most people to stop smoking is a never-ending battle. What distinguishes these two groups of people?

Now just by looking at a person's brain via MRI scanning, the scientists succeeded in identifying smokers who continually return to the habit of tobacco smoke.

They are back again smoked in a week after smoking, showed significant changes in their brains when they are "fast" cigarettes.

The changes were not found in people who successfully quit smoking. The difference was seen in the memory system of the brain. This is the part of the brain tissue that makes people focus and have self-control.
In people who have difficulty quitting smoking, there is little activity in brain regions earlier restraint. According to experts, to identify changes in the brain can predict the success of smoking cessation in those who failed at an early stage.

This breakthrough could also help researchers find new ways to help smokers quit. The new test was recognized has an accuracy rate of 80 percent.

Most people who managed to not smoke during the week can make a tobacco-free life at least for six months after that. Therefore, providing support to someone in the first seven days is very important.

This is the first time experts have observed changes of the brain working memory, which is caused by not smoking, and has been used to accurately predict relapse in smokers.

The study's lead author, Professor James Loughead, "Response nerve to quit even after one day can give us valuable information. The doctor can make a more personalized strategy to smokers."

WHO noted that, globally five million die within a year as a direct result of tobacco, and 600,000 people or more die due to passive smoking.

In the study, researchers used MRI scans to briefly explore how to stop smoking have an impact on working memory.

Other studies revealed that smokers who experience the sensation of "collecting" nicotine is often difficult to change the brain to work more in control of himself.