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According to Barbara Hartman:
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>           Have a neurologist whose patients saw something  on
>           televison regarding parkinson's meds (maybe sinemet) helping
>           with smoking cessation. I checked CNN--nothing.  Anybody
>           else hear about this? Thanks.
>
This study is referred to in today's (2/22) Washington Post.
The Post says "Smoking lowers the brain's supply of a certain
enzyme, a process that might heighten the addictive power of
nicotine, a study suggests.  If so, drugs now used to treat
Parkinson's disease might help people quit smoking, said
researcher Joanna S. Fowler.  Fowler is director of PET imaging
at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y.  She and
colleagues at Brookhaven and elsewhere presented the federally
funded work in today's issue of the journal Nature..."
 
Pat Van Slyke, Health Information Specialist
Sherwood Regional Library
Alexandria, VA 22306