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Weekend smoking can damage your memory, study suggests 

Jump to full article: ScienceDaily, 2012-03-06


People who smoke only at weekends cause as much damage to their memory as those who smoke on a daily basis, according to research from Northumbria University.

Academics from the Collaboration for Drug and Alcohol Research Group in Northumbria's School of Life Sciences tested 28 social smokers - those who smoke around 20 cigarettes once or twice a week, typically when out at the weekend - 28 people who smoke 10-15 cigarettes daily and 28 people who had never smoked on a video-based prospective memory test. . . .

"This new research suggests that restricting smoking to weekends makes no difference - smoking damages your memory."

The study has been published in the Open Addiction journal.

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