Infographic: The Link Between Smoking and Depression

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

There is a ’cause and effect’ relationship between smoking and increased symptoms of depression, according to the CDC. Evidence suggests that the effects of nicotine on the brain’s neurotransmitters from smoking cigarettes can increase the risk of symptoms of depression.

Among adults with moderate or severe depressive symptoms, women and men have similar high rates of smoking ranging from 39 to 48 percent, according to a new infographic from the Psychological Care & Healing Treatment Center.

This infographic also includes statistical analysis of the correlation between smoking and depression by age and gender, the smoking habits and history of adults with and without depression, and more.

The Link Between Smoking and Depression

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