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Smokers - Potential Suicide

January 10 2008

German scientists during their research, found that smoking contributes to cravings for suicide.

Smokers young inhabitants of Bavaria, interviewed scientists, were at risk because it prevailed among them the percentage of those who wish to voluntarily depart this life.

About a quarter of respondents had never smoked, 40% spoiled, 17% smoked constantly, but do not suffer nicotine dependence, and 19% it still suffered.

15% of non-smokers confessed that they sometimes thought about suicide. Among the sufferers are not dependent and baluyuschihsya potential suicide found 20%, and among the affiliates as much as 30% planned to depart this life. About 69 of smokers had tried to commit suicide.

To verify the results of the scientists took into account factors such as depression, alcohol and drugs. As a result, the data confirmed.

Some scholars suggest that the urge to commit suicide in smokers is due to the fact that nicotine reduces the levels of the hormone of joy, serotonin. At the same time, in tobacco smoke antidepressant.

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