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Nicotine levels in suicide victims higher than average on autopsy

Autopsy studies by researchers in Japan have found that people who committed suicide had 3 and a half times higher rate of nicotine in their blood than people who died in accidents or from a disease. The researchers surmise that excessive smoking may trigger depression and ultimately suicide.

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About: Nicotine levels in suicide victims higher than average on autopsy

Date: 18 October 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=15123

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