Effects of Nicotine on Cognition

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Written by Brett Weiss

October 2019

Many who use nicotine products report that it helps them ‘to focus’ and ‘concentrate.’ Research suggests that they may be onto something in that nicotine improves ‘attention’ and ‘working memory’ with acute dosages. To what degree do these improved cognitive capacities result from avoidance of withdrawal symptoms, which associate with reduced…