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    mark.jayson is offline Junior Member
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    Default Smoking = stress reliever

    Can anybody here in this forum explain to me why they sometimes say that smoking can be a way to relieve stress?

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    Well, in the end nicotine is a drug and that drug has an effect. I'm sure a doctor or someone else can answer your question more specifically, but I do know that long time smokers are so used to smoking that they always feel better when they are having a cigarette.

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    I don't think that smoking is a stress reliever.cigarette have a nicotine that effect on a mind.

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    The usual reason of people when asked why they smoke is " it relieves stress " which is only psychological. It is the other way around, the nicotine content of tobacco products increases and tension of the person taking it. According to Andy Parrott, a psychologist whose findings have been published in the medical journal American Psychologist, explained: 'Regular smokers need nicotine to maintain normal moods as they suffer tension between cigarettes.'

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    Due to use of nicotine smokers body get used to of it and when they don't have this they feel lazy and after getting doze of nicotine they feel better and active,

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    Hello,
    Yes sometimes smoking is one way from which few people are reliving their stress.
    But it also was harming our health also. So Natural Herbs can be good for this situation...

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    When someone smoke then he give his attention in smoking. At that time his mind forget the past sad moment. For this reason they sometimes say that smoking is a stress reliever.

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    The idea that smoking relieves stress is a myth, say psychologists.

    Rather than help smokers relax, nicotine actually increases anxiety and tension, they claim.

    The relaxing effect of smoking is a psychological addiction, warn researchers at the University of East London.

    When combined with a chemical addiction to nicotine, levels of stress are heightened, not lowered. Psychologist Andy Parrott, whose findings have been published in the medical journal American Psychologist, explained: 'Regular smokers need nicotine to maintain normal moods as they suffer tension between cigarettes.'

    Dr Parrott examined more than 30 international studies into smoking and stress. He said: 'Most smokers mistakenly claim cigarettes are helping to relieve stress.'

    The psychologist said regular smoking halts the onset of withdrawal symptoms, creating a psychological link between cigarettes and feeling good.

    He called on the Government's anti-smoking campaigns to shatter the myth that cigarettes relieve stress.

    Dr Parrott said: 'This could help many people kick the habit.' His comments were backed by anti-smoking pressure group ASH.

    Clive Bates, director of ASH, said: 'All that smokers experience is a relief from their addiction. This dependency gradually disappears when they quit.'

    Nearly 13 million Britons smoke, despite more than 100,000 deaths each year from lung cancer, heart disease and respiratory illnesses caused by cigarettes.

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    The term "stress" can have many different meanings and can relate to many different things. At times it is used to refer to environmental events that trigger a bodily reaction. At other times it is used to describe that reaction itself. Following the lead of pioneer stress researcher Dr. Hans Selye and others, stress is defined as a bodily state rather than an event in the environment (which is called a "stressor" or "stress trigger").

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    Yup! I completely agree with it. Stress has different meaning and I enjoy this thread.

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    It is not stress reliever at all it will give you Anastasia in which you fill it is stress reliever.
    So Better to go for meditation that is perfect solution for stress....


    Thanks and Regards
    leedeangelo54

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    That's not correct. Smoking doesn't give relaxation in stress, it only gives different diseases and it is a slow poison. The main ingredient of cigarette is Nicotine which controls your mind and speed up their hormone level. It makes you more conscious but it is not good for healthy living. The excess of hormones will damage some parts of nerves and smoking also increase the speed of aging.

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