Quitting Smoking Can Improve Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study from Washington University concludes that people can improve their mental health when they quit smoking.

Tech Times reports that two surveys of 35,000 people, conducted three years apart, included data from 4,800 smokers. Respondents who quit, or lessened, their use of tobacco products, were shown to have a higher recovery rate from addiction or psychiatric disorders.

Compared to those who continued to smoke, people who quit were also found to be less likely to suffer from ongoing drug and alcohol addiction.

Full story of smoking and mental health at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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