Does Smoking Calm The Nerves?

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking

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Smoking is a disease creating habit. More and more diseases caused by smoking are piled on everyday. The latest are anxiety disorders.

There is the common assumption mostly by smokers that the act of smoking relieves anxiety. When actually the opposite is true, smoking is a risk factor for severe anxiety.
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Believe it or not smoking IS an independent risk factor for severe anxiety.

It does not relieve anxiety and “nervous jitters” it causes anxiety and nervousness.

Source:
VAN DER VELDEN, P G, et al. Smoking as a risk factor for mental health disturbances after a disaster : A prospective comparative study. 2007, vol. 68, no1, pp. 87-92.

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