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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
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
No: It is not addiction u need to worry about.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 38 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
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
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Don't understand ?: There are lower tar and nicotine cigarettes, but people who smoke them tend to smoke more of them, inhale more deeply and hold it longer, so they are... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: All it takes for most people is to try it just once.