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Is there any correlation between urinating and cigarettes?

Asked by serenityNOW (3636points) April 27th, 2012 from iPhone

Nearly every time after I smoke a cigarette I need to pee. Why?

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SpatzieLover's avatar


Do you smoke to reduce your anxiety, by chance?

digitalimpression's avatar

Sounds like a standard case of classical conditioning.

Coloma's avatar

Nicotine is a stimulant and effects nerve endings, also, are you drinking coffee or other drinks with caffeine with your cigarettes?
Caffeine is a diuretic. I do know there is a correlation between smoking and bladder cancer, for whatever reasons.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Coloma – I am constantly drinking fluids because of the meds I take. I didn’t know about the bladder-cancer, though.
@serenityNOW – yeah, I smoke to relieve anxiety, but mostly just to feed the nicotine monster.
It’s so odd!
When I’m a non-smoker – I was for 2 months, I peed much less. Too weird!

PurpleClouds's avatar

No. I have smoked from time to time and there is not difference for me.

Bent's avatar

Nicotine is a stimulant and an irritant, and one of the things it irritates is the bladder. People who suffer with incontinence are advised to quit, if they smoke, for this reason.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Bent – Super interesting. Thanks!

righty's avatar

Your urge to pee is most likely due to your liquid intake or it could be that you have a weak bladder. Do you drink after a cigarette? To take the taste away? If you smoke a lot, you might feel the need to drink a lot.

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