According to a recent study, smoking seems to increase the risk of depression and schizophrenia. Smokers therefore have a greatly increased risk of suffering from these mental illnesses.
The latest study by the University of Bristol found that smokers are much more likely to suffer from depression and schizophrenia. The results of the study were published in the Psychological Medicine.
The extensive study analyzed the data of 462,690 people. The participants were aged between 40 and 69 years. Eight percent of the participating persons were defined as current smokers, 22 percent gave up smoking.
Smokers more likely to suffer from depression and schizophrenia
It turned out that smokers have a significantly increased risk of developing depression and schizophrenia. These results complement the already extensive list of negative effects of smoking.