Time to Quit

Smoking is an addiction. Nicotine is the component of cigarettes that is addictive. Nicotine, therefore, makes it very difficult (although not impossible) to quit. Almost immediately upon inhalation, the body responds to nicotine. An individual feels relaxed, calmer, and happier than before inhalation. These pleasant feelings reflect the physical side of addiction; but not smoking cigarettes causes craving for more cigarettes, irritability, impatience, anxiety, and other unpleasant symptoms. Indeed, these symptoms are of withdrawal from nicotine. Moreover, in due course of time, additional nicotine is desired to produce favourable effects…

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