A study involving 469 participants found that after being hospitalised for heart disease, those who managed to keep of the cigarettes for a year experienced a reduction in their perceived stress levels, whereas those who returned to smoking experienced no change in their levels of stress.
Though the reason for the difference is yet to be explained, experts have speculated that it could be because those vulnerable to stress are more likely to take up smoking.
The research continued to hold up when experts looked into patient age, education, how heavily they smoked before quitting and how high their stress scores were at the start of the day.
Those smoking around 20 cigarettes in a day would essentially be experiencing 20 periods of stress per day as the nicotine levels in their body decline. Once that person has managed to give up and overcome the initial withdrawal period they will have 20 fewer periods of stress each day.
There is a huge number of helplines and resources for those wishing to give up smoking and those who attempt it with the help from others are far more likely to be successful than those who go it alone.
Hypnotherapy is simply one option available for those wishing to quit and a number of studies have found it to be highly effective. Research from the Journal of Applied Psychology found that 6000 smokers found hypnosis was three times more effective that NRT.
If you are a smoker and would like to contact hypnotherapist who could help you to break your habit then you can contact a professional in your local area using the homepage of this site.