Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Cut Cigarette Cravings

Taking omega-3 supplements reduces nicotine cravings and the number of cigarettes smoked per day, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted at the University of Haifa.

Smoking is well known in the scientific community to reduce essential fatty acids in the brain, most notably omega-3s. This can lead to brain cell damage, according to the study, interrupting neurotransmission in areas of the brain associated with pleasure and satisfaction

After 30 days, those who had been taking the omega-3 supplement had reduced their smoking by two cigarettes per day, or 11%.

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