Link between smoking and depression revealed

February 3, 2014

The Mental Health Association in Delaware offers a free brochure about the dangers of smoking and how it relates to depression. The brochure, Smoking and Depression: What You Need to Know, was developed through a mini-grant received from the American Lung Association through the Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the contract is provided by the Delaware Health Fund and managed by the American Lung Association of Delaware.

Most people are unaware of the connection between smoking and depression.

While scientists are still unclear about whether smoking leads to an increase in depression or if depression makes individuals more likely to smoke, the following facts remain: There is an inextricable link between smoking and depression. Citizens need to understand the correlation in order to protect and improve mental and physical health.

For a copy of the free brochure, contact Mental Health Association in Delaware at 302-654-6833 or 1-800-287-6423.

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