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Does smoking lead to or prevent depression?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unclear
Research on this is still being done.
At this point "the evidence is stacked against nicotine as a mood lifter, despite widely-held beliefs to the contrary, " according to a review article: http://psychcentral.Com/lib/2011/can-smoking-cause-depression/ smokers have higher rates of depression than nonsmokers. A smoker's expectations of the effects of smoking are important in the short term.

In brief: Unclear
Research on this is still being done.
At this point "the evidence is stacked against nicotine as a mood lifter, despite widely-held beliefs to the contrary, " according to a review article: http://psychcentral.Com/lib/2011/can-smoking-cause-depression/ smokers have higher rates of depression than nonsmokers. A smoker's expectations of the effects of smoking are important in the short term.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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