Mid-life smoking and cognition

A. Pines*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Apart from the well-established associations between smoking and increased risk for cardio-and cerebrovascular diseases, chronic obstructive lung disease and smoking-related cancers, it appears that cigarette smoking is also associated with dementia, deficiencies in executive functions, cognitive flexibility, general intellectual abilities, learning and/or memory processing speed, and working memory. These smoking-related neurological disturbances appear in both men and women to a similar extent and in all races.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-427
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognition
  • Mid-life smoking


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