If you’re the type of person who usually doesn’t smoke but then can’t resist lighting up once you’ve had a drink, then you’ve got your brain to thank for that.
It’s a tale as old as time, you quit smoking years ago, you hardly even think about it anymore and then - boom - four pints you’re hit with a craving so strong it stops you in your tracks.
But why does it happen? Well, there’s a couple of things going on. Firstly, your previous nicotine intake has affected your memory. And secondly, your dopamine levels have dropped.