Is everything purely driven by stress and the way you’ve taught yourself to handle stress? Because smoking actually raises blood pressure and your pulse, as well as limits oxygen in the bloodstream, smoking actually ADDS to people’s stress. Their physiological functions are put under stress and the body has to work harder to survive. Smoking stresses the body’s basic survival functions. So, although the thought of a life changing event can initially trigger panic attacks, by removing the stress put on the body by nicotine, the sufferer’s condition will ultimately improve over time.
Smoking doesn’t take away your stress … it actually adds to it and stresses a person further. The last thing any of us needs is something adding to our stress levels or something putting more stress on the body’s basic will to survive.