Cigarette smoke may cure?

Every day physicians and scientist all over the world tell about the hazardous effect of cigarette smoke.

But, it turned out it is not that simple – even in harmful cigarette smoke there are substances which are able to become medicines.

The matter concerns cotinine – one of the decay products of nicotine. According to scientists from Medical College of Georgia, this substance has an evident protective effect as regards brain cells.

Under the cotinine’s action, nervous cells are able to endure such conditions, which lead to the cells’ death without this preparation practically in 100% of cases.

Scientists believe, that cotinine may become the component of medicinal preparations, which, in particular, will be applied for the treatment of Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's disease

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