Quitting smoking may lower anxiety - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Quitting smoking may lower anxiety

AP photo AP photo

FOX - Quitting smoking may lower a smoker's anxiety levels.

British researchers studied 500 people who were trying to quit smoking and followed them for six months. 

Out of the 68 who remained smoke-free, those diagnosed with an anxiety or mood disorder showed lower levels of anxiety compared to smokers with mood or anxiety disorders that weren't able to remain smoke free.

Among those who started smoking again, those who smoked "for pleasure" experienced no change in anxiety levels, while those who used smoking for a coping mechanism did show an increase in anxiety.

The findings appear in the "British Journal of Psychiatry."

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.