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Smoke and Coffee

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Saw a recent study on biological links between smoking and coffee (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…)

Smoking and coffee have strong genetic connections, meaning it might be harder to quit one if you're a heavy user of the other. I also found out that coffee/smoke smell is part of why they're highly addictive because the smell contains chemicals that inhibits certain enzymes (MAOs) from breaking down neurotransmitters (the chemicals in our brain that helps us feel excited, happy, sleepy etc)

I wonder if there's a connection between the 2

well, signing off with "don't do drugs, kids"!

4 days, PS CC
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Vanyna's avatar
i love it ! this remind me of this picture
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zephy0's avatar
Thanks; yeah, that was one of my refs.
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brechdaslicht's avatar
Love your work as always. Beautiful depiction~  It's also interesting because I've never found smoking and drinking coffee addictive. Cigarette smoke smells disgusting to me so it's completely out of the question. I do like the smell of coffee a lot and I like drinking it but I don't find it addictive. Like, I might drink coffee everyday for a couple of weeks and then I may not be in the mood for coffee for a month.
emmelilla's avatar
so beautiful, I love how you you're using science as inspiration
emmelilla's avatar
so beautiful, I love how you you're using science as inspiration
TechnicallyEvil's avatar
I love the color usage
Ionaya's avatar
I love your works that teach me things as well as being beautiful to look at. Very creative painting and I love the use of colours x
arteest-23-wild's avatar
i thought it was because they both enhance a physical. Coffee gives off cafine making the senses alert and nicotine in cigarettes have a chemical that awaken the senses as well.
ShadowDoctrine's avatar
"Smoking and coffee have strong genetic connections, meaning it might be harder to quit one if you're a heavy user of the other."
I don't smoke but drink coffee but now I have strong connection with Tea. Nicely done artistry!
Zurku's avatar
i like everything about this but the white things above there heads, i suppose those are supposed to be the 'neurotransmitters'. But well, they look like tooth :D 

By the way, is the boy on the right not addicted yet ? because you didn't give him cofee nor a cigarette. I am wondering whether he is going to be corrupted or actually is already addicted to one of em. 

8/10
zephy0's avatar
they're MAOs that are being inhibited
xra911's avatar
Amazing job as always :heart:
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agelessDream's avatar
The idea and drawing are really cool!
WhoIsMoru's avatar
It's elastic ♧
corncrake's avatar
the study isolated two variables-but there are more-food also has  sigificant content of nicotine and stimulants. Diet plays a part  that should not be ignored. Exercise releases pain subduing chemicals, enhancing feelings,a substitute for the principals.
racyrowdyrocket's avatar
both eyes look really expressive
Ronnart's avatar
I really loved the idea and the colors you used. 
Velnep's avatar
love the colours in the skin!
urban-faery's avatar
that's very interesting. gorgeous colours in the skin, and the dna around their necks is such a cool detail.
NotDoneBaking's avatar
Caffeine is the widest and perhaps most unregulated drug there is. Those with a heavy dependence on caffeine can suffer some pretty significant withdrawal symptoms if they quit cold turkey.
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