A British study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, belies this trite assumption, saying that smoking tends rather to increase the stress!
Decrease in stress after quitting smoking
A team of British researchers from King’s College London and Southampton University conducted a study of 491 patients measuring their anxiety levels before and after quitting smoking. They were subjected to a smoking cessation combining psychotherapy, educational methods and drug treatments, after which the patients have to answer a questionnaire to measure their stress levels before and 6 months after quitting smoking.
On a scale of 80, those being able to manage their withdrawal saw their stress decrease of 9 points, while those who failed weaning smoking saw their nervousness rates increased by 3 points.Tags: cigarette, smoking, stress