Smokers With Depression More Motivated To Quit, But More Likely To Relapse

Medical Daily (2/18, Baulkman) reports that a large study published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction found “cigarette smokers with depressive symptoms, such as feelings of guilt and helplessness, had a higher motivation to quit smoking, but were more likely to relapse within the first month.” The Daily says this creates a “catch-22,” as quitting smoking creates risks of depression. The CDC is cited indicating tobacco smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death” in the US.

Related Links:

— “Smokers With Depression Have A Higher Motivation To Quit, But More Likely To Relapse,” Jaleesa Baulkman, Medical Daily, February 18, 2016.

Posted in In The News.