2. Smoking

People might smoke to ease stress, but smoking is a cause of significant stress on the body. Nicotine is a stimulant; it increases heart rate and blood pressure, both of which can trigger palpitations. However, nicotine withdrawal also comes with a risk of palpitations when the body attempts to break the addiction.

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