People with bipolar disorder are at a higher risk of nicotine dependency and other substance use disorders (SUDs) than the general population.
Research has linked smoking to more frequent and severe manic episodes, and with an overall worsening in bipolar symptoms. This is in addition to the other well-known health risks of smoking, including lung cancer.
Avoiding or ceasing smoking may help people with bipolar disorder manage their symptoms and it will benefit their overall well-being.
Read more at: https://www.healthline.com/health/nicotine-and-bipolar