Most people smoke to reduce anxiety when experiencing stress. But the researchers actually found quitting smoking can make you feel happier, and the effect will be felt as long as he managed to stop the habit.
This was concluded based on the results of the research team of researchers from Brown University and the University of Southern California, USA. In conclusion quit using tobacco may have the effect of reducing stress and also improve liver atmosphere.
“If someone stops smoking, the symptoms of depression will decrease. If this condition is coming back, then his mood will make it feel better. This is the same as that of antidepressants,” said Professor Christopher Kahler of Brown University, Monday (6/12/2010).
Researchers enrolled 236 men and women who try to quit smoking. These participants receive counseling and to determine the date when he began to stop.Furthermore, depressive symptoms of these participants were tested a week before it stops and 2, 8, 16 and 28 weeks after quitting smoking.
Researchers found that people who successfully quit smoking are the most happy and have the mood has remained constant. While the participants are only temporary stop will feel a happy mood just at the time he did not smoke.
“The assumption has been trusted by the public is the possibility of cigarettes have antidepressant properties, so that if he stops can trigger a depression. But the results of which are found just the opposite,” said Professor Kahler.
According to Prof. Kohler result is quite surprising, because the people who just stopped temporarily, still reported a reduction of depressive symptoms felt. These results correlate well with other studies done in 2002, that is a smoker could end up being depressed.
It is not easy indeed to make a smoker successfully stop this habit, especially if it includes a group of heavy smokers. But there are various ways you can do to stop smoking, whether that means a common or an unusual way.
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