Smoking after a stroke not recommended - - Jackson, MS

Smoking after a stroke not recommended

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Smoking after a stroke can stunt memory, thinking and decision making.

A study of 76 stroke patients found smokers scored two points lower on a cognitive assessment than non-smokers.

Interestingly, patients who were former smokers scored the same as lifetime non-smokers.

-Study led by researchers at Hamilton General Hospital (CAN) and presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress

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