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Stop smoking services can boost mental health in people with depression

People with depression who successfully quit smoking using smoking cessation services can improve their mental health, say researchers from King’s College London and the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
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People with depression who successfully quit smoking using smoking cessation services can improve their mental health, say researchers from King’s College London and the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Using data collected in a smoking cessation clinic in the Czech Republic between 2008 and 2014, the researchers studied 3,775 people. Data was collected on demographics, smoking characteristics and dependence, quit attempt history and medical history, including self-reported mental health problems.

Participants also completed a 21-item depression index which showed that 14% had mild depression and 15% had moderate to severe depression at the start of the study.

Over the course of a year, patients visited the clinic several times. Pharmacotherapy options for smoking cessation were discussed, along with physical and psychosocial dependence on smoking and

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