Lots of people smoke because of various reasons known to them alone. It’s possible that you
derive something from smoking, but the hidden disadvantages are more than the advantages.
Nicotine found in every cigarette is also a component of other substances like weed killers and
insecticides because of it’s from alkaloid plants. Alkaloid plants are poisonous plants. They are
bitter to taste and extremely potent.
Nicotine in cigarettes has different effect on smokers. Some smokers prefer taking cigarette to
relaxes and cool off when they are stressed or upset. Some prefer to take it because nicotine in
it stimulates their body and raises their energy level. Most often, smokers get addicted to
nicotine to the extent that they will always find reason to smoke more cigarettes to feel same
Since nicotine is more addictive compared to heroine, it will always gives same effect anytime.
These effects vary according to each person and how much they inhaled daily. Every smoker
often experience faster heart beat, rise in blood pressure and constriction of veins due to high
content of nicotine in cigarette they smoke. It also affects “reward circuits” – a section of the
brain that regulates pleasurable feelings.
Nicotine as a powerful substance affects the neurotransmitter dopamine, raises dopamine’s
level in the brain’s reward circuits, thus causing the smoke to experience pleasure anytime it’s
taken. Apart from dopamine, nicotine also affects serotonin, neropinephrine and beta-endorphin
which controls mood, appetite and reduces anxiety respectively.
It’s better you avoid this harmful substances because the side effects may be more dangerous
to your health. Stop smoking now!
Millions of people smoke, and to many, particularly those that have been smoking for some
time, the prospect of quitting seems daunting. An addiction to nicotine is a serious one, and is
multifaceted: there is a physical component, in that your body craves the nicotine the cigarettes
contain, and a psychological one, in that many habits and situations become associated with
cigarettes for the smoker. For these reasons it is important that you come up with a plan of
attack in order to quit smoking: although the cold-turkey technique works for some people, the
vast majority of smokers will have success only with a more comprehensive plan.
When you first consider the prospect of quitting smoking, it’s probably going to seem far
fetched, but keep in mind that thousands of people – people that are no different from you – quit
smoking every year. If they can do it, there’s no reason that you can’t. Many smokers also feel
that after a certain age it is “too-late” to quit smoking. Simply put, this isn’t true, and should not
be used as an excuse to avoid an attempt to quit smoking: the health benefits of quitting
smoking begin the very day you stop.
Before you actually have your last cigarette, begin to build up your willpower. Your willpower is
going to be your most important tool in quitting, and it’s very unlikely that you will be successful
without it. Spend some time thinking of the reasons you want to quit smoking. Learn about the
health benefits of quitting, for both yourself and the people around you. Do some math and
come up with some figures for the amount of money you’ll save by not buying cigarettes, and
think of something you’ll use that money for.
Once you’ve built up your willpower, it’s time to have your last cigarette. To keep your spirits up,
understand that the human body is incredibly resilient, and your health will improve as soon as
you stop smoking – literally. 8 hours after your last cigarette, carbon monoxide levels and
oxygen levels in your blood stream will return to normal. At 24 hours after your last cigarette,
you statistically reduce your chance of a heart attack. Only 48 hours after your last cigarette,
your sense of taste and smell will improve as your nerve endings start growing.
As you continue to stay smoke free, think of the longer-term benefits to quitting in order to keep
your willpower up: even after 2 weeks your lung power will begin to increase, and continue to do
so over time. Other aspects of your health will continue to improve in various ways. The ultimate
motivator should be the knowledge that 15 years after quitting, your risk of death is almost the
same as someone who has never smoked – a remarkable fact that illustrates our human body’s
surprising ability to restore itself.
By coming up with a concrete plan to quit smoking you will greatly increase your chances of
success. Crucial is understanding the important role that your willpower will play in the process,
and planning to build up this willpower weeks before you attempt to quit. Once you’ve stopped
you have to keep the strength of this willpower up, and to do so, remind yourself of the health
benefits you will be privy to immediately after butting out that last cigarette.