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Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids.

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Smoking claims the lives of more than seven million people each year. Smoking tobacco delivers nicotine to the neuroreceptors responsible for addiction, affecting the nervous system and causing addiction.A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, into the molecular interactions involved has revealed how these neuroreceptors respond to nicotine.


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The neuroreceptors responding to nicotine and addiction, were originally created to respond to something else, and are hijacked by the nicotine, preventing them from doing their proper job. The more scientists understand these mechanisms, the better the interventions they will be able to produce.

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