A 45-year-old member asked:
which types of effects does smoking cigarettes have on a person mentally?
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Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Mood changes: Nicotine has both stimulating and relaxing effects, and with cigarettes persons addicted are very good a titrating the amount of nicotine for desired effect. , however once addicted the main effect the nicotine gives a smoker is to relieve the craving and mild withdrawal state that happens in between cigarettes. The withdrawal state could include irratibilty, poor concentration, anxiety.
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Last updated May 12, 2016
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