Waarschijnlijk heeft nicotine inderdaad een gunstige invloed op het op het uitstel van een aantal ouderdomsziekten en is het redelijk om te zeggen dat rokers meer kans hebben op rokersziekten, maar onredelijk om te zeggen dat niet-rokers meer kans hebben op Alzheimer’s en Parkinson dan rokers? Ik geef u enkele medische publicaties van gezaghebbende tijdschriften en onderzoeken.

A statistically significant inverse relation between smoking and Alzheimer’s disease was observed at all levels of analysis, with a trend towards decreasing risk with increasing consumption (p=0.0003). A propensity towards a stronger inverse relation was observed among patients with a positive family history of dementia.” Graves AB, van Duijn CM et al., for the EURODEM Risk Factors Research Group. “Alcohol and tobacco consumption as risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease: A collaborative reanalysis of case-control studies.” International Journal of Epidemiology 1991;20(2 Suppl 2):S48-S57.

In general, motor performance in all groups improved after smoking.” London University, Institute of Psychiatry. O’Connor, K.P “Individual Differences in Psychophysiology of Smoking and Smoking Behaviour”

Smokers in general are thinner than nonsmokers, even when they ingest more calories.” Kentucky State University. Lee. C.J.: Panemangalore. M. “Obesity Among Selected Elderly Females In Central Kentucky.” FUNDING: USDA 0942. University of Louisville. Belknap Campus School of Medicine. Satmford, B.A.;
Matter, S.; Fell, R.D., et al. “Cigarette Smoking, Exercise and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol” FUNDING: American Heart Association.

All smokers had less plaque, gingival inflammation and tooth mobility than nonsmokers and similar periodontal pocket depth.” Veterans Administration, Outpatient Clinic (Boston). Chauncey. H.H,; Kapur, K.K.; Feldmar, R S. “The Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study of Oral Health: in Healthy Veterans (Dental Longitudinal Study)

Hypertension (High blood pressure) is less common among smokers. “Hypertension prevalence rate among smokers was 3.94 percent; among nonsmokers the rate was 4.90 percent.” Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. Chen, H.Z.; Pan, X.W.; Guo, G. et al. “Relation Between Cigarette Smoking and Epidemiology of Hypertension.

Hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage were lower in smokers.” University of Tasmania (Australia). Correy, J.; Newman, N. Curran, J. “An Assessment of Smoking in Pregnancy.”