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.canstopsmoking.com or contact Smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84.
If you live in Fife - you can also get advice on Stop Smoking Services by calling 0800 025 3000.