“New research shows the addictive element of cigarettes may be a potential treatment for Parkinson’s, dementia and even Covid-19” - wow - and I never smoked, wonder what would have happened if I had? other than lung cancer of course:
story - trials start next year, Champix will be one type tested available now by prescription
I thought you’d be interested to know that we’re currently investigating how the protective effects of nicotine can be used to prevent or reverse memory loss and movement issues in Parkinson’s. You can information on the Parkinson’s UK website here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/can-nicotine-stop-some-parkinsons-symptoms
We explored the topic of Nicotine in relation to reducing the risk of Parkinson’s a few yeas ago on our medium blog which you may also find useful. You can find the post here: https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/four-vices-that-deserve-a-second-look-790d59fb5f46
I hope you find this information helpful.