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Smoking Linked to Increased Depression Risk

Individuals who smoke cigarettes may increase their risk of developing depression, according to results from a large longitudinal study from New Zealand researchers.

Depression and Smoking in the U.S

* Adults aged 20 and over with depression were more likely to be cigarette smokers than those without depression.
* Women with depression had smoking rates similar to men with depression, while women without depression smoked less than men.
* The percentage of adults who were smokers increased as depression severity increased.
* Among adult smokers, those with depression smoked more heavily than those without depression. They were more likely to smoke their first cigarette within 5 minutes of awakening and to smoke more than one pack of cigarettes per day.
* Adults with depression were less likely to quit smoking than those without depression.

Nicotine Use and Dependence

MENLO PARK, Calif., - SRI International, an independent
nonprofit research and development institute, today announced that new
research on nicotine dependence is featured in National Cancer Institute’s
Tobacco Control Monograph 20, Phenotypes and Endophenotypes: Foundations for
Genetic Studies of Nicotine Use and Dependence. Gary E. Swan, Ph.D., director
of SRI’s Center for Health Sciences, was the senior scientific editor of the
monograph.