Mental Health Awareness is a big topic and one thing that doesn’t help those suffering Mental Health is Nicotine. Nicotine should be avoided when dealing with Mental Health.

Tobacco and Vaping use has been linked to increasing anxiety, depression & stress. Nicotine creates an immediate sense of relaxation, so people feel it reduces stress and anxiety. This feeling is temporary and soon gives way to withdrawal symptoms and increased cravings. Research shows when tobacco users quit, they experience a decrease in stress, anxiety, and depression.

Some tips to a successful quit attempt include having a quit plan set-up that works for you. The Quitline of Iowa can help adults or youth set-up a personal quit plan & provide support for you every-step of way. Reach-out & get expert advice & tips.