Using Electronic cigarettes HELP your memory!
A recent article which was featured on Science Daily, has suggested that smoking electronic cigarettes may actually help your memory.
The article by Dr Lynne Dawkins was presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference as being a breakthrough in studies regarding e-cigarettes.
The research was conducted on 85 regular smokers, men and women, who were given an e-cigarette to try. After five minutes of using the ‘cigarette’ as much as they wanted, participants completed a cravings and mood questionnaire. They repeated the questionnaire a further 20 minutes after using the e-cigarette. In addition, 60 of the participants completed a working memory task 10-15 minutes after using the e-cigarette.
The results showed that the e-cigarette with nicotine helped men more than women in terms of reducing their craving and improving their mood. Those tested for working memory revealed that e-cigarettes with nicotine helped both men and women maintain working memory compared to those in the other groups.
Dr Dawkins said: “We were interested in exploring the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as relatively little research has been done…Perhaps more significantly, we found that e-cigarettes with nicotine help maintain working memory in smokers who have not smoked for an hour or two.”
The study further suggested that people who choose to stop smoking without using a nicotine substitute may therefore suffer a period during which their working memory levels dip until their bodies adjust to the reduced levels of nicotine. E-cigarettes seem to be effective at reducing this problem for men and women.
So fellow SKYCIG users, what do you think, have you noticed a difference since using your SKYCIG?