Many smokers express that smoking relaxes and reduces their anxiety, however, for quite a while knows that smoking relieves stress but not to aggravate and a recent study says that the snuff increases the risk of depression and anxiety. According to data from research involving more than 6000 people, smokers are 70% more likely to suffer anxiety and depression than non-smokers, despite the perception of those who smoke the cigarette calms and relax.
Likewise, those who had left the snuff, reported almost indistinguishable from anxiety and stress levels compared to non-smokers, so it is believed that quitting can be a good resource to improve mental health and reduce the risk of depression.
Thus, it is shown that smoking relieves stress or not relax, but this is a false myth that must deny publicly, as many smokers dismiss the idea of leaving the snuff under the belief that they will feel more anxious and nervous without cigarette.
Actually, before the period of abstinence, smoking can temporarily reduce stress, but does not solve the underlying causes of anxiety and stress, but on the contrary, strengthens and becomes higher risk of depression among smokers.
So, more than ever, the findings of this study should help us to know that smoking does not relax or relieve stress, and does not offer any benefit on our mood, but on the contrary, smokers are more likely to suffer depression and anxiety than those who leave the snuff or have never smoked in his life.