Saturday, January 27, 2007

Brain operation might help smokers to quit

By Odette Ismail
27 January 2007

Research revealed that a brain operation could possibly cure anyone’s smoking addiction.

It has been discovered in an Iowa University study, exactly which part of the brain is linked to the urge to light up and smoke a cigarette.

Scientists found that damage to the part of the brain will eliminate a smoker’s cravings.

The area of the brain called the insula is linked highly with the addiction of smoking.

This study was done after someone smoked 40 cigarettes a day before his insula was damaged by a stroke. He quit after that and says that he did not have the urge to smoke.


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