I agree that depression and smoking go together for a variety of physiological reasons, and it’s clear that people use nicotine to self-medicate. But your article’s title is unfortunate since we are treating people at our facility for nicotine-patch and nicotine-gum addiction. Our facility deals continuously with well-meaning attempts to respond to addiction, anxiety, and depression, but we see unintended consequences of such treatments all too often.

Ann Dapice
T.K. Wolf Inc.
Tulsa, Okla.