Smoking cessation also has positive effects on mental health.
Many smokers feel an increased demand for nicotine, especially in stressful and problematic situations. The cigarette should help to find satisfaction and mental peace.
On the other hand, there is the result of a recent meta-analysis by Oxford University, which looked at the effects of smoking cessation on mental health. It shows that people who quit smoking are significantly less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. They also experience increased psychological stability and quality in their lives.
Smokers should therefore always be aware that although smoking a cigarette can provide short-term satisfaction and mental relaxation during psychological stress and stressful situations, smoking cessation can prevent a lot of stress and unrest in the long term and thus improve the quality of life in mental health. The clear health benefits of not smoking for the lungs, heart and blood vessels should serve as a further incentive to give up smoking in the future! (NL; CAS) (G. Taylor et al.; BMJ 2014)