SMOKING increases the risk of suffering dementia, new research suggests.
A study found those who never smoked and those who did but have quit had less chance of developing the brain condition than those who still smoke cigarettes.
The Korean study, published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, found people who had never smoked had 19% less chance of developing Alzheimer’s and a 29% less chance of developing vascular dementia.
Meanwhile, those who had smoked long-term but recently packed in had a 14% less chance of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.
Not smoking or quitting can cut risk of demetia