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Video: How To Overcome Nicotine Addiction
2023 Author: Rachel Wainwright | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:01
How to overcome nicotine addiction
Nicotine addiction, like any other drug or food addiction, has two components - physical and psychological. And just like any addiction, it adversely affects both physical health and psychological state. Probably, now even children in kindergarten know that nicotine is a dangerous poison. Yes, small doses of nicotine can have a tonic effect, due to which the work of thought improves, physical activity increases, and the feeling of hunger dulls. However, this does not cancel the toxic effect of nicotine on the nerves and blood vessels.
Currently, the fashion for smoking is gradually disappearing into oblivion. In the twenty-first century, the disregard for one's own health became unfashionable, and the image of a real smoker - a pale, coughing person with bad breath, yellow-brown teeth and shortness of breath replaced the fake image of a handsome cinematic macho man performing complex tricks with a cigarette famously clenched in his teeth … It would seem that the easiest way to quit smoking is a volitional effort, but addiction would not be addiction if it was really easy. Many people, realizing the harmfulness of their nicotine addiction, are still unable to cope with it.
In the early 2000s, electronic cigarettes were invented as a safer substitute for natural tobacco cigarettes. However, if you think about it, the electronic cigarette does not help to cope with either physical or psychological addiction. The mixture used for e-cigarettes contains nicotine, which means it enters the body in the same way as when smoking regular cigarettes, and does exactly the same damage. The only advantage is that there are no combustion products of cigarette paper and other impurities. But the detailed composition of the flavoring agent for smoking mixtures for e-cigarettes is kept secret, and therefore it is not at all a fact that when it enters the lungs it is more harmless than the combustion products of tobacco products we are used to. From a psychological point of view, it doesn't matter at all what exactly a person pulls into his mouth - whether a cigar, a pipe,Whether a cigarette or an electronic substitute, addiction remains addiction.
What can you do to defeat nicotine addiction? Psychologists say that the most effective way is to supplant one addiction with another. But this other one can already be chosen consciously. Let it be a dependence on exercise, on a healthy lifestyle, on walks in the fresh air, on a feeling of cheerfulness without doping in the morning, on fresh breath. Try replacing nicotine addiction with addiction to health and good mood, once and for all put the cigarette aside, and immediately pick up dumbbells or a crunchy apple instead.
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