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

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

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 one really. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Nicotine Addiction (Definition)

Nicotine addiction is a condition where there is a dependency on nicotine, the active substance of tobacco and cigarettes. The absence of this ...Read more


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Can u get addicted to tobacco through 2nd smoking if around for only a couple of minutes at one time?

Can u get addicted to tobacco through 2nd smoking if around for only a couple of minutes at one time?

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 more of it than i wanted as a child and i didn't turn out addicted to it--can't stand it. ...Read more

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How do you get addicted to tobacco early on?

How do you get addicted to tobacco early on?

Tobacco addiction: Most probably start smoking due to peer pressure & tobacco company advertising that used to portray how "cool" smoking is. Cigarettes also contain chemicals to enhance the absorption of nicotine. ...Read more

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Do different people become addicted to tobacco at different rates?

Do different people become addicted to tobacco at different rates?

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 get hooked. ...Read more

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Addicted to tobacco, what to do?

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). Medication treatment and group support are available. For some people, hypnosis and acupuncture are helpful, for others nicotine replacement therapy, buproprion (zyban (bupropion) or wellbutrin) and varenicline (chantix), together with support program, help a lot. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to tobacco! need help?

I'm addicted to tobacco! need help?

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 (0-10) & develop those 8+, build confidence by listing your success in overcoming challenges, describe benefits of change, set goals, develop a plan, measure progress, & work with supportive people & knowledgeable professionals. Search "stop smoking". ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to tobacco but not smoke?

Is it possible to be addicted to tobacco but not smoke?

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. Smokeless tobacco (dip, chew) can cause cancer of the mouth, decay in exposed tooth roots. It may also cause pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and stroke. ...Read more

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Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

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 pathways of the brain regardless of how it enters the body. Both forms of tobacco use cause cancer and take many lives each year. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

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 difference between alcohol abuse and IV drug use, the latter is more potent and more quickly addictive like smokeless tobacco. ...Read more