Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain

Brown University researchers have found that a mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was effective at reducing study participants’ self-reported daily cigarette consumption. And those who reduced their cigarette consumption the most also showed decreased reactivity to smoking-related images in a brain region known to be activated when someone experiences a craving.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org