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Could smoking cigs cause me to always have panic attacks? I never got them be-4 smoking it happens everytime I go into a store nd last until I leave

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nicotine & Panic

Stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine can act as triggers.

In brief: Nicotine & Panic

Stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine can act as triggers.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nicotine

Is a stimulant and caused symptoms similar to anxiety/panic---rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.
So smoking is certainly not good for a person with anxiety. However, it is more likely that smoking tricked your brain into thinking you were anxious rather than actually causing it.

In brief: Nicotine

Is a stimulant and caused symptoms similar to anxiety/panic---rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.
So smoking is certainly not good for a person with anxiety. However, it is more likely that smoking tricked your brain into thinking you were anxious rather than actually causing it.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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