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Cigarette Smoking Complicates Healing From Fibromyalgia

Smoking is detrimental for Fibromyalgia patients for several reasons.

Smoking reduces blood-oxygen content and impairs the already compromised muscle oxygenation further.

Nicotine is a potent muscle contractor and causes aggravation of muscle tension and spasm, leading to increased pain.

Nicotine is also a stimulant and increases the mental tension, which in turn intensifies preexisting muscular tension.

~Cabell Huntington Hospital

It makes sense that smoking would complicate the signals in the body and throw off any advances toward healing.