Nicotine has been shown time and again across many studies that it increases IQ and intelligence in almost certainly everyone. We won’t make bold claims like those without of course citing at least a few sources. So here are some:
- Brain Researchers: Smoking increases intelligence
-“If you have to explain the concept of intelligence, it is in fact the ability to make sensible choices – to anticipate future challenges. And this is where nicotine can help”
-“In the meta-analysis Stephen Heishman and his colleagues concluded that nicotine and smoking increases the brain’s performance significantly on a wide range of areas, including concentration, speed, motor skills and memory. According to Heishman the positive effects help explain why people start to smoke on a permanent basis – and to explain why it is difficult to quit smoking again”
- Will a Nicotine Patch Make You Smarter? (Scientific American)
-“Nicotinic receptors turn out to have the extraordinary capacity to moderate other families of receptors, quieting or amplifying their functioning.
-“Nicotinic receptors in the brain appear to work by regulating other receptor systems. If you’re sleepy, nicotine tends to make you more alert. If you’re anxious, it tends to calm you.>
-” found “significant nicotine-associated improvements in attention, memory, and psychomotor speed,” with excellent safety and tolerability.”
-“What we saw was consistent with prior studies showing that nicotinic stimulation in the short run can improve memory, attention, and speed,” said Newhouse, who led the study.”
Why Intelligent People Smoke More Cigarettes (Psychology Today)
-“There have been other studies that confirm these divergent patterns of association between general intelligence and tobacco consumption in the two countries. These studies show that more intelligent individuals smoke more cigarettes than less intelligent individuals in the United States”
These should be sufficient for now, although have have read thousands of articles reinforcing this idea. We’ll get to those eventually as this blog evolves. For now, if you’re on nicotine, don’t let people convince you that nicotine is bad, it’s the polar opposite. It’s your job to find what is the safest way to ingest nicotine in a long term manner. Sucking on mint chalks will be extremely difficult to sustain in long term, and will also hurt your bank.