Smoking Addiction

We all know how harmful and addictive smoking is, but very few realize how risky it is. Smokers form an uncontrollable dependence to cigarettes. Those who stop (or try to) struggle with severe emotional, mental or physical reactions.

Why is it addictive? NICOTINE!! It is the drug found in tabacco that causes the addiction. It is considered as highly addictive as herion and cocaine. Those who do eventually quit have typically tried to stop 2-3 times before they finally succeed. But here’s an interesting fact, only 2.5% of smokers successfully quit each year.

Smoking is the only addiction that is harmful to those who don’t partake in it. Secondhand smoke is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers each year.

Here’s a bit of hope though, the benefits of quitting can begin to occur within 20 minutes of the last cigarette you smoked.

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