People who smoke cigarettes will often claim that lighting up a cigarette relieves stress. A new study by researchers from the University College London and the British Heart Foundation found that this is not the case and actually what a person is experiencing is early signs of nicotine withdrawal. By surveying 6 ,500 people, researchers were able to come to the conclusion that smoking cigarettes could be a sign of mental health issues. More than 18% of those surveyed who were smokers also had anxiety or depression, while only 11.3% of ex-smokers and 10% of non-smokers also had those mental health issues. The results of the study suggest that quitting smoking could help improve mental health.
Managing Emotional Pain, Cravings, Or Impulses
Sometimes what we experience on the inside gets so strong that we need to find a way to do something about it. You might feel an incredible surge of anger and if you don’t yell or scream, what do you do with all that anger? Or you might feel a rush of deep sadness, which might in turn cause you …