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Addiction To Smoking Cigarettes
Multiple helps: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Probably: The amount of nicotine and chemicals in the bowl of a pipe is many times greater than a cigarette. Don't let the idea of not inhaling fool you. These chemical can be absorbed through the lining on your mouth, nose and throat. QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD GOOD LUCK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is: Hallmarked by a persistent, compulsive dependence on a substance despite knowledge of negative consequences. So the person who has one cigarette a month while out with friends is likely not addicted. ...Read more
Does smoking cigarettes improve your focus and memory? Btw i'm a non smoker and an aspiring architect. All architects smoke :p
No, but . . .: Long ago, even the cancer doctors smoked. It's just an addiction, so won't improve focus, memory, or anything else. But, once a person is addicted, his cravings will bother him constantly, until he gets his next smoke. That is why the addicted smokers need to smoke to bring their focus back up to normal (they've messed themselves up by getting addicted). One avoids that problem by never smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer , weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found . In regards to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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