Depression end up smoking

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Hello there, I have a depression and anxiety disorder for almost 4 years now. I'm so fed up with this illness now that I want to kill my self. 

Just recently I started smoking, I never smoked before and it's feels good. Can anyone have the same problem as me. 

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    Is the problem the depression and anxiety or the smoking. If smoking feels good maybe that is YOUR way of coping. But a hypnotherapist could sort it out so that you do not need to do that to feel better. I am sure you know the damage smoking can do to you physically, even if you are one of the lucky ones who does not get lung cancer.
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      Hello Carmel, thanks for the reply. The problem for me is my depression and anxiety that end up smoking. I know it's bad but I since I started smoking 3 days ago I feel much better. I'm so fed up with my life now because of this illness. 
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      Can understand that cathy and would never judge you, it is your choice. With some situations you are between the devil and the deep blue sea and it is a case of the lesser of the two evils isnt it.
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    Hi Cathy,

    Please find first the cause of your depression. Smoking is not the solution to cope with depression. Many people who smoke say that smoking helps to calm them down and reduce stress. Smoking actually causes stress. Having a cigarette is not going to solve a problem. Research shows that people who start smoking are more likely to become stressed and depressed. There are various ways to tackle the depression.Keep positive outlook towards life. Consult phychologist if you feel so.

    Alex.

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