Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Smoking and depression

A U.S. study of 8,556 people looked into the links between tobacco smoking and depression. The researchers found that the risk of depression was increased by 41% in smokers compared to non-smokers. An increase in tobacco use was also associated with a lessening of physical activity. Interestingly those who had given up tobacco more than a decade previously had a lesser probability of developing depression than those who had never smoked.

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