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Why is smoking addiction so hard to get over?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Simply because ..

There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work.
A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine.

In brief: Simply because ..

There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work.
A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine.
Dr. Philip Gilly
Dr. Philip Gilly
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: By design

Tobacco manufactures have done an "excellent" job at making sure their products are as addicting as possible.
It is good for their business. And it kills users. Some people are more likely to be come addicted than others. There are nicotine receptors in the brain that help get you addicted. Even a rat can become addicted to nicotine. If you are addicted, get help before tobacco kills you.

In brief: By design

Tobacco manufactures have done an "excellent" job at making sure their products are as addicting as possible.
It is good for their business. And it kills users. Some people are more likely to be come addicted than others. There are nicotine receptors in the brain that help get you addicted. Even a rat can become addicted to nicotine. If you are addicted, get help before tobacco kills you.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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