Tobacco Use and Dementia (WHO / BBC News)

Summary

This World Health Organization (WHO) document is part of a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. It has been prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and summarises the current evidence.

“Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers”.

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Reference

McKenzie, J. Bhatti, L. [and] Tursan d’Espaignet, E. (2014). Tobacco use knowledge summaries: tobacco use and dementia. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), June 2014.

A recent review of likely interest:

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Reference

Durazzo, TC. Mattsson, N. [and] Weiner, MW.; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2014). Smoking and increased Alzheimer’s Disease risk: a review of potential mechanisms. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. June 2014; 10(3), Supplement: S122-45.

Relative Health Benefits of Vaping: Unclear

Possibly also of recent indirect interest:

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Reference

Pym, H. (2018). Vaping – good, bad or not clear? London: BBC Health News, August 1st 2018.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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