Sunday, August 8, 2021

Nicotine Addiction Post #3

 Nicotine is an ongoing issue in our world today, it has taken our generation by storm causing harm to so many individuals. The Mayo Clinic states, “nicotine dependence occurs when you need nicotine and can't stop using it. Nicotine is the chemical in tobacco that makes it hard to quit. Nicotine produces pleasing effects in your brain, but these effects are temporary. So you reach for another cigarette. The more you smoke, the more nicotine you need to feel good. When you try to stop, you experience unpleasant mental and physical changes. These are symptoms of nicotine withdrawal” (Mayo Clinic, 2021). 

 

Some of the most common actions that account for people who have a nicotine dependency include having withdrawal n symptoms when you try to stop smoking. This is a major especially for those are trying to commit to stopping their addiction with nicotine and a big part of why they will end of relapsing due to withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia headaches, and depression.

 

“There are more than 5,000 chemical components found in cigarette smoke and hundreds of them are harmful to human health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” (Heart Org, 2021).  Smoking is also linked to 90% of lung cancer patients in the United States alone. Second hand smoke and vaping are two other serious issues in our generation today, especially in the presence of children. Quitting this addition is very hard, many don’t realize the effects one has to endure on their journey but you certainly are not alone in the process as there are millions of people every day who strive to get rid of their nicotine dependency with help from family, friends, doctors and therapist; it is more then possible. 

 

 

References: 

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking-tobacco/how-smoking-and-nicotine-damage-your-body

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nicotine-dependence/symptoms-causes/syc-20351584

 


2 comments:

  1. Nicotine is a drug even though its legal has so many deadly long term effects. Tobacco comapines are targeting people younger , and younger because it is such a big buisness for the economy. Tobacco companies are not caring about the consumers health which is truly sad.

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  2. It saddens me that nicotine addiction is a problem for the younger generations due to e-cigarette devices like JUUL. Before their popularity, I was sure our generation would be the one to put the nicotine industry out of business; however, so many people I know are hooked on it. The real issue is kids who are underage have ways of getting the e-cigarette devices and are getting hooked at a very young age.

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