Smokers are much more likely than nonsmokers to report feeling stressed a lot of the day “yesterday” — 50% vs. 37%. Smokers are also more likely than nonsmokers to say they experienced worry, anger, and sadness a lot of the day “yesterday.”

It is not clear whether experiencing these negative emotions leads people to start or continue smoking, or whether the act of smoking makes smokers more likely to report experiencing these negative emotions.

Additionally, smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to report having ever been clinically diagnosed with depression, 26% vs. 15%, respectively.