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Is It Impossible for Some People to Quit Smoking?

Smoking is a seriously addictive habit, and now science unveils why some people have an easier time kicking the habit than others. The brain of nicotine-deprived smokers were scanned in and MRI machine, and researchers found those who had the weakest brain response to rewards also were the least willing to stop smoking.
 
Dr. Stephen Wilson says, “Namely, potential sources of reinforcement for giving up smoking—for example, the prospect of saving money or improving health – may hold less value for some individuals and, accordingly, have less impact on their behavior.” The findings could lead to special interventions being developed for those who show weaker reward responses in the brain, and wish to quit smoking. 
 
 

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06/17/2014 6:05AM
Is It Impossible for Some People to Quit Smoking?
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