Contrary to popular belief, smoke it does not reduce the stress , on the contrary, increases the risk of suffering 70% anxiety and depression, reveals a new study.
When people smoke, there is a feeling of diminishing the stress or relaxation, but it is temporary and is soon replaced by anxiety and withdrawal symptoms, he says. Mike Knapton , associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation's and co-author of the study.
Actually the tobacco , like other substances, generates a feeling of happiness that leads to addictions, in the following video the neurobiologist Eduardo Calixto explains the process
The researchers of University College London , evaluated the health of 6,500 people over 40 years of age, smokers and no, and they did psychological tests to check if smoking reduced their condition stress .
Their results indicate that 18.3% of smokers reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, compared to 10% of non-smokers and 11.3% of those who left it.
Although smoking temporarily reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms, feelings similar to being stressed, do not subject or treat the underlying causes of stress, "adds the co-author.
On the other hand, the study also reveals that ex-smokers who had quit more than a year ago had profiles of anxiety and depression similar to participants who had never smoked. Which confirms that quitting is beneficial for mental health.