Study to Determine if Psychedelics Help to Quit Cigarette Smoking

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The American Cancer Society paints a sobering picture of how much a difference quitting smoking cigarettes can do. There are many reasons for quitting tobacco, however. Ten years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking (after 10-15 years). But researchers think psychedelics have a unique ability to unlock patterns in the brain that lead to addiction—notably nicotine addiction. Fifteen years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is close to that of a non-smoker.

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Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But researchers think psychedelics have a unique ability to unlock patterns in the brain that lead to addiction—notably nicotine addiction.

Mydecine Innovations Group announced on August 18 it has signed a five-year research agreement with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, to study the efficacy of psychedelic formulations...

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