In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Michelle King Robson examines a study in which scientists claim to have found a scientific explanation as to why it may be harder for women to quit smoking than for men.
Hi! I’m Michelle King Robson, with today’s EmpowHER, “HER Daily Dose”.
A new study suggests that there may be a scientific explanation why quitting smoking may be harder for women than men.
Researchers now say that it is because women’s brains respond differently to nicotine.
When a person smokes, the number of nicotine receptors in the brain are thought to increase, reinforcing the habit of smoking.
The study shows that this is true for men, but not for women.
Scientists say women smokers and non-smokers seem to have about the same number of nicotine receptors.
Scientists cannot pin point exactly why there is this difference in men and women but say it could be connected to the hormone, progesterone.
The study suggest women trying to quit smoking may be better off with a non-nicotine related treatment.
I’m Michelle King Robson with today’s EmpowHER “HER Daily Dose”.
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