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How much time is needed to develop smoking (nicotine) addiction?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Just a few weeks
Nicotine addiction occurs very quickly, in fact research shows that some of the processes leading to addiction start to occur during the first cigarette one smokes! within weeks some degree of addiction develops in most.
Thus, it is best to not start! see http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=hooked-from-the-first-cigarette.

In brief: Just a few weeks
Nicotine addiction occurs very quickly, in fact research shows that some of the processes leading to addiction start to occur during the first cigarette one smokes! within weeks some degree of addiction develops in most.
Thus, it is best to not start! see http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=hooked-from-the-first-cigarette.
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