Many people who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol also smoke. Not only that, they tend to keep smoking after they get sober. Studies have found that AA members smoke more heavily and at a much higher rate than the general population. Other studies have found that smoking correlates with a much higher risk of relapse. Also, smoking kills almost half a million people every year, so if you’re in recovery and you smoke, there are plenty of reasons to quit. Your body is actually great at adapting and healing. The benefits of quitting start as early as 20 minutes. Your pulse and blood pressure start to drop back to normal, relieving some some stress on your heart. .pass_color_to_child_links a.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-relative.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-inline.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded .
So quitting smoking has made me a sweaty, constipated, depressed. It sucks, my doc gave me some xanax which helped with the mental stuff. Not to sound preachy or anything, but smoking cuts the effects of your Xanax by about half. The more you smoke, the less effect the Xanax has. Personally, I don't think the timing has much of a difference at all, if any.