Smoking Addiction – Why You Should Quit Cigarettes And How To Do It


Smoking Addiction – Why You Should Quit Cigarettes And How To Do It

There’s only one way to deal with a smoking addiction – Quit!

The nicotine in cigars and cigarettes is one of the most addictive of drugs; in fact, it is as difficult to give up as cocaine and heroin. Some researchers maintain that it’s even harder to quit smoking than the abovementioned ‘hard’ drugs.

Nicotine is a super toxin, which is deadlier than rattlesnake venom and strychnine and three times more deadly than arsenic. When you light a cigarette, the nicotine is speeding to those little nicotine receptors in your brain and they are telling you they want more, more, more. Your blood pressure goes up, as does the blood flow from your heart. The carbon monoxide in the smoke decreases the amount of oxygen the blood can carry around your body. Each cigarette contains around 1mg of nicotine – and a lot of tar in the smoke itself which attaches itself to the lungs.

And that’s not all that you’re inhaling because of your smoking addiction. You’re inhaling hundreds of chemicals – among them acetone, arsenic, butane, hydrogen cyanide (yes, cyanide!), DDT (banned insecticide), naphthalene (moth balls), cadmium and polonium (radioactive elements), methane – and that’s not all of it by a long stretch! Do you really want to breathe in all those noxious elements twenty or thirty times a day because of your smoking addition?

Where does nicotine come from? It’s a natural chemical that the tobacco plant uses to protect itself from insects. It has been used as an insecticide on farms to such a great extent that the loss of our honey bees is blamed on the practice.

You know that smoking is bad for your health, but have you considered what it does for your appearance? It ruins your skin, gives you wrinkles (especially around the mouth) and makes you, your hair and your clothes absolutely reek of smoke. Not the pleasant smoke of a wood fire, but rather the indescribable odor of an old ashtray.

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