moranity wrote:yes athena,
nicotene does prevent cell death, but we need cell death to not get cancer(i smoke, by the way). cell death and replacement is an essential process.
But scientifically, perhaps if one has Parkinson or Alzheimer's disease, slowing down the death of cells is a good thing? This is not about wanting to smoke, but wanting to improve and protect my mental function. I have not been diagnosed with one of these diseases but Alzheimer's runs in my family and normal aging can make us worry about having it. Obviously we want to protect ourselves, and I really care about the facts.
I would just start smoking to see if it improves my concentration, as it once did. I would spend hours totally focused on my writing, using caffeine and nicotine, and produced some pretty good stuff, but I don't want trigger the craving and spend my money that way, unless it is really worth it. If it would get me focused enough to produce the book I want to write, I would smoke, but cigarettes will not make up for lack of skill and real work. This is sort of which comes first the chicken or the egg, thinking. If I improve my concentration, will achieve the rest?