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Mental Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking Has Mental Health Benefits!

smokeAn interesting study shows that quitting smoking can actually improve your overall mental health. The research team in Houston found consistent evidence that the mental health benefits of quitting smoking include improvements in depression, anxiety, stress, psychological quality of life, and positivity compared with continuing to smoke. Here is a summary of the study:

Stopping Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health

Quitting smoking is associated with an improvement in mental health in comparison with continuing to smoke, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. The researchers say the effect sizes are equal or larger than those of antidepressant treatment for mood and anxiety disorders

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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