- The strength of connections between brain regions predict who will successfully quit smoking
- The same regions of the brain involved in reward and behavior control could affect smoking and alcoholism
- Smoking cessation therapies that increase brain connectivity should be developed and tested
(CNN)Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows the mind games required to resist cravings and tolerate withdrawal headaches and lethargy. A new study suggests that some hopeful quitters are just more mentally equipped to handle the challenge than others.