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The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that nicotine addiction is as addictive as schedule 1 drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. A report stated that 35 million people who smoke are aware that smoking is harmful. Many people admit that trying to quit smoking is hard, and once people try to quit, 85% of 35 million people relapse within the first week of trying to quit. Nicotine addiction can occur relativity quickly, depending on the person and the amount they start to smoke at first. This leads to nicotine dependence.
If you are not sure whether or not you are experiencing and suffering from nicotine dependency, this guide may help you:
Smoking too much and can’t stop smoking: If you are smoking often, and when you try to quit, you often fail, this is an indication that you have a nicotine addiction. In cases like this, when you need a cigarette, there’s no time to waste.
Are you experiencing withdrawals?: Another indication to nicotine addition is if you start to experience withdrawals when you’ve gone too long without a cigarette. These withdrawals can be
Smoking without thinking about current or possible health issues: If you have health issues, especially ones relating to, or the cause of smoking and still haven’t been able to stop, it’s important to seek medical advice on trying to quit in order to prevent further damage or even death.
Decrease in recreational/social situations: While this one seems strange and out of the ordinary, it’s common that people addicted to smoking won’t venture to areas where they are not allowed to smoke. For example, traveling. Many airports around the world are smoke-free zones and don’t supply an outdoor smoking area. This, for many smokers, can be an issue, as spending 2 hours in an airport without smoking zones, and then a long flight can cause smokers to panic, worry and experience anxiety symptoms.
As mentioned above, the majority of people are aware that smoking is extremely bad for your health. The best way to put this into context is to describe what your body does when you first quit smoking. While you may be smoking for a long time, or a short time, your body has taken some serious damage. While you may think that the damage is done, think again. Your body has natural healing powers, so much so that;
20 minutes after a cigarette: your body is already healing itself and getting better. Your blood pressure and pulse start go back to normal, making blood circulation to your hands and feet a lot easier. Many smokers complain about cold hands and feet, so this is the solution to combat this.
Over 8 hours after a cigarette: In a working day, and only in a working day, your boy has dropped the levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your system by half. Carbon monoxide drains the oxygen in your blood out which leads to muscle and brain issues to the lack of oxygen supply. Your heart will now be able to pump blood around your body with a lot more ease.
1 day after a cigarette: Smoking, as we know, increases the risks of suffering from a heart attack. By not smoking for one day, your chances of suffering from a heart attack, or a stroke is reduced by half.
Studies on cannabidiol (CBD Oil) have suggested that ingesting/consuming CBD oil for less than a week can reduce the amount of cigarettes smoked to roughly 40%.