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smoking & depression

SystemSystem Posts: 8,622 Staff Team
I've had a dip in my depression again and wondered if smoking actually helped at all...

So with one hand on the wheel
The other out the window
With a smile on my face
My middle finger up...

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nah, it doesnt. it obviously eases the craving for nicotine, but that's about it.
    i just personally enjoy the act of inhaling and exhaling smoke.

    i dont think it will actually help your depression sel, it might make you feel a little more relaxed, even though in reality tobacco is a stimulant

    lol, i must sound such a hypocryte...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hi,

    Smoking will take away the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal (obviously), which can include depression, so it might help.

    but having said that, when I tried to quit I had serious mood swings and depressed patches but when I started smoking again I found that there was stuff that had nothing to do with the smoking that was making me feel crap...

    so really it depends.

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    if in doubt-dance.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't think the govt. would advertise cigarettes as a cure for depression.

    There's no known medical proof that smoking helps to stop depression. As the others said it's probably the nicotine relief that helps + it does help relax U.

    Personally I just like the nicotine!
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