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    Smoking may cause depression in teens Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Delhi [To read this news in Hindi language
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      Smoking may cause depression in teens
      Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Delhi

      [To read this news in Hindi language, click here]


      EXCERPT:
      While many teenagers may grab a cigarette on and off to `relieve stress' or to simply drive away the blues, they are in fact, driving themselves towards depression, says a new study.

      "Although cigarettes may appear to have self-medicating effects or to improve mood, in the long term we found teens who started to smoke reported higher depressive symptoms," said Michael Chaiton of the University of Toronto.

      The study measured depressive symptoms using a scale that asked how often participants felt too tired to do things; had trouble going to sleep or staying asleep; felt unhappy, sad, or depressed; felt hopeless about the future; felt nervous or tense; and worried too much about things. Read more...

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      Tambakoo Kills News Bulletin
      Tuesday, 31 August 2010
      Issue- 2026
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