Many people believe that smoking tobacco/cigarettes helps you relax and relieves stress and anxiety. It actually has the opposite effect because it increases your heart rate. Also, consider how stressed you become when you are somewhere you can't smoke?!
Stress is a normal part of everyday life and happens to everyone. What's important is learning to deal positively and not in ways that damage your health, your relationships and your wallet!
For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.quityourway.scot or contact Quit Your Way Scotland free on 0800 84 84 84.
Quit Your Way Scotland is the national Scottish Stop Smooking service and the website containing useful tools. There is live web chat, open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
If you live in Fife - you can also get advice on Stop Smoking Services by calling 0800 025 3000.