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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics
Question: smoking causes temporary anxiety
|Sil3nt - Sun May 22, 2005 10:22 pm||
Hello, i am a smoker and recently my anxiety has been coming back pretty badly. ive always smoked and it never bothered me until recently. suddenly i am having anxiety as soon as i start smoking a cigarette. slight feeling of nausea and harder heart beat. 5 minutes after i stop its fine. i am 19 and ive been smoking for about a year. whats going on?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Mon May 23, 2005 9:55 am||
Nicotine causes stimulation of the central nervous system, increases heart rate and blood pressure, constricts the arteries and increases breathing rates, etc.
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