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How long does it usually take for someone to get addicted to tobacco

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: While different people have different "affinity" to tobacco, it may take only 1 time for someone to get addicted, whereas others never develop a true ... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
2 days: Cigarette smoker can begin to feel powerful desires for nicotine within two days of first inhaling, a new study has found, and about half of children ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tobacco addiction: Most probably start smoking due to peer pressure & tobacco company advertising that used to portray how "cool" smoking is. Cigarettes also contain che ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
I don't believe so: The addicitve quality of the cigarette is based on the nicotine and most of this is filtered out in the lungs of the person smoking it. I was around ... Read More
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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: It is not addiction u need to worry about.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Stop.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: But everyone is at risk of becoming addicted to nicotine and it is one of the hardest habits to kick. Not worth the risk of finding out when you'll g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
37 years experience Dentistry
Tobacco Addiction: The addiction to chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco is to the same chemical, mainly nicotine. The nicotine from either source acts on the same pathwa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Get help stopping: If you are truly motivated to stop, there are many programs that can help. Contact the american lung assocation in your area (1-800-quit-now). Medicat ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Treat any addiction: By increasing your motivation to change. Keep a log of use pattern, identify consequences, list reasons to change, rate motivation for each reason ( ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Yes, you can become dependent on second-hand smoke if you are exposed to it regularly. In addition, you can become dependent on smokeless tobacco. Smo ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the d ... Read More
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