The human body builds a tolerance to nicotine and the effect of the drug is reduced over time. In 1988 the U.S. Surgeon General concluded that nicotine in tobacco is addictive. Nicotine addiction is similar to heroin or cocaine addiction.
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Smoking is responsible for almost 90% of lung cancers amongst men, and more than 70% amongst women
As a radiation oncologist, I treat patients with lung cancer every day. One of them is a 31 year old woman now receiving palliative (temporizing) treatment for her widespread small cell lung cancer compressing blood vessels in her chest and making her very short of breath.
Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any other single disease. “Smoking kills almost six times as many people as road and other accidents, suicide, murder, manslaughter, poisoning, overdoses and HIV all put together”
After just 20 Minutes:your blood pressure decreases, pulse rate drops, body temperature of hands and feet increases….
I understand smokers,” says hypnotherapist Max Kirsten. “I’ve smoked in the cold and rain, I’ve smoked through flu … I’ve had those blind panics when you run out of cigarettes late at night.” A reformed addict turned therapist, Kirsten is credited with helping a host of celebrities quit smoking including actor Ewan McGregor, who had a 40-a-day habit.