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Smoking Cessation May Improve Depression

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A study regarding smoking cessation generated an unexpected finding: depression levels dropped after a year of smoking abstinence. Investigators assessed 3,775 people of whom 14.3% reported mild an15.4% reported moderate/severe depression at baseline, and 835 people quit smoking for a year. Most participants with baseline depression who abstained from smoking reported lower depression levels at follow-up. Read a summary of the study at Healio.