A new health reports show that smokers are more likely to be depressed than non-smokers.
Researchers from Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index say that adults in the U.S. who smoke regularly were far more likely to report feeling angry, sad, stressed, worried and depressed than those who do not smoke. 50 percent of smokers reported that they felt stressed for much of the previous day, while only 37 percent of non-smokers said the same.
Results of the Study
What's more, 26 percent of smokers also reported that they had been clinically diagnosed with depression, while only 15 percent of non-smokers reported the same. It is important to note that researchers are not sure whether such negative emotions cause U.S. Americans to start or continue to smoke, or whether it is the smoking itself that leads individuals to report such emotions.
With the price of cigarettes increasing anyway, this might be another good sign to kick the habit.
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