I just heard on the local news that "Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is doing a study on nicotine as it effects the memory. That it's actually is beneficial to it. Is Mayo involved with that at all? Not sure why it's newsworthy now as it appears to be several years old. Perhaps because the results are finally in?
Also, the news commentator said that the the nicotine patch is NOT addictive. Is that true????? And if so, is it because the delivery system is so slow vs that of a cigarette, gum or inhaler?
Snooping around I found the following articles: