Main | Friday, January 26, 2007

Stroke Out The Smoke

Hot on the heels of the entirely non-earthshattering news that gays smoke twice as much as straights, comes word of a new study that shows that patients who have had an injury to a certain area of the brain, the insula, were immediately freed of their smoking addiction. This finding presents great implications in the field of addictions studies. The story goes on to mention that insula injuries are also associated with social disfunction. Of course, some would say that smokers already are brain-damaged, so what's a little social disfunction in the name of clean lungs?


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