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Question asked by Giulia Champion on Dec 19, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2018 by virgomama

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:

Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment | Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine 

Could Nicotine Keep Us Sharp In Old Age? Vanderbilt Launches National Study | Nashville Public Radio