Okay, I know what you’re saying: “Not another article telling me the same things about how smoking is bad and that I should stop.”
Sure, it’s a no brainer, smoking is harmful to your health; even the box itself is littered with warnings! But what if you’re only a “social smoker”? Could sneaking a cigarette once a while on the back porch while the kids are asleep really be that dangerous?
Thing is, because of the disease causing properties of tobacco, there is no safe limit for cigarette smoking. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals, compounds and carcinogens; hundreds of which are toxic.
So yes, turns out that is impossible to be “a little bit of a smoker”. So then, why doesn’t everyone quit?
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users wanting to quit. However, it’s challenging. Fact is, nicotine addiction is a tough one to beat.
Here’s the good news: new studies suggest there might be an alternative way to stop using tobacco by tricking your brain. Smoking tobacco is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. On the one hand nicotine provides a temporary and addictive high, and eliminating that regular fix will cause your body to experience physical withdrawal symptoms, but because of nicotine’s ‘feel-good” effect, you may also become accustomed to smoking as a way of coping with stress, anxiety, and even boredom. However, studies have proved that you can override the need for a powerful drug like nicotine by tapping into the power of your brain.
31 May is World No Tobacco Day.
Commit to quit. You can do this!
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