Smoking is not known to cause MS, but it can impact negatively on the course of the disease for those who already have it. Studies have shown that smokers with MS are more likely to have a more rapid disease progression and are at a higher risk of developing a disability. Additionally, the risk of complications from MS treatment caused by smoking can also increase infections.
It is highly recommended that people with MS quit smoking, as it can reduce the risk of disease progression and improve overall health.
Moreover, Smoking tobacco products is associated with a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a recent systematic review.
To know more about the impact of smoking on MS patients: Smoking Linked to Depression and Anxiety in MS: Review Study
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