Nicotine Addiction

If you have any concerns with medication or have worries about your health, post your questions here perhaps our resident Pharmacist and Doctor will be able to help you. If you have a disability and would like support and have tips with coping this is the forum for you.

Nicotine Addiction

Postby Tripz » Tue May 20, 2008 11:13 am

Nicotine, a colourless, oily compound, is the drug contained in tobacco that addicts the smoker. It is the fastest addictive drug known to mankind, and it can take just one cigarette to become hooked.
Every puff on a cigarette delivers, via the lungs to the brain, a small dose of nicotine that acts more rapidly than the dose of heroin the addict injects into his veins.
If there are twenty puffs for you in a cigarette, you receive twenty doses of the drug with just one cigarette.

Nicotine is a quick-acting drug, and levels in the bloodstream fall quickly to about half within thirty minutes of smoking a cigarette and to a quarter within an hour of finishing a cigarette. This explains why most smokers average about twenty per day.

There is no physical pain in the withdrawl from nicotine. It is merely an empty, restless feeling of something missing, which is why many smokers think it is something to do with their hands.

If it is prolonged, the smoker becomes nervous, insecure, agitated, lacking in confidence and irritable. It is like hunger...for a poison, NICOTINE...

Within seven seconds of lighting a cigarette fresh nicotine is supplied and the craving ends, resuling in the feeling of relaxation and confidence that the cigarette gives the smoker.


Allen Carr's
Easyway to stop smoking...
User avatar
Posts: 5311
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:47 pm

Return to The Health Spa & Disability Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests