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K^2

Nicotine addiction is very real. It is true that you would not get hooked from just a few cigaretes, it takes some time, but you do get addicted. There is a nicotine derivative that is used as a charge carrier in the process of celular respiration in cell's mitochondria. That process is the only way your body can convert glucose into energy that it needs, so you can see how important it is. When you smoke, one of the processes in producing that necessary substance shuts down. Instead, if I understood it correctly, it is produced from nicotine directly. If you quit smoking, your nicotine levels drop, and that substance can no longer be produced untill the production of necessary components can kick in again, and that takes time. In that time your body will be very low on energy, your metabolic processes will slow down, and you will have a very real craving for nicotine.

 

Edit: The substance is named Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD). You can look up its role in cellular respiration in pretty much any serious biology book, or search on google.

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Tenacious G
To leave the subject of health problems for a moment, let me say that a smoker lighting up near me can really ruin a good experience. I dont need that nasty smoke. Before they banned public smoking here in CT I used to hate it when I sat near a smoker, and I still hate it when a smoker lights up outside when I am exiting a building.

 

Cigarette smoke is foul and disgusting, and it doesnt even smell sweet, like weed.

 

I personally have no use for cigarettes and do not enjoy having people who smoke force me to breathe their nasty fumes.

you're not the only one, when someone is about to light up outside a building or in the street as i'm walking past, I tell them to wait tell i've gone in/out or walked past them, as I care about my health and don't want breathing problems later on in life from breathing that poison everywhere I go.

 

It stinks rotten, costs to much money, makes you stink like an ashtray, causes burn-holes in clothes, and worst of all, cause life-threating illnessess like Cancer

 

I've already got breathing problems thanks to cigarette smoke, so I now make sure there are no smokers around me, where ever I go, i've already lost family members like aunts and uncles due to smoking.

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Being around smokers when i was a kid effected me alot, i ended up getting really bad ear problems ( yes smoking around children does cause things like ear infections, ect ) i had to have one operation after another. As soon as my mum was told what could have caused the problem ( her and my dads smoking around me) she stopped, she has been without smoking for 17 years and im really proud of her!

 

I do think that its your body,you can do what you like with it, but then i think its not just effecting your body...its effecting others around you...

 

Dont wanna seem like a goodie two shoes with this post,its just how i feel! tounge.gif

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mase69

Nicotine addiction VRS. Will

 

To me, if people really want to quit. there is no such thing as the nicotine addiction. you crave yes. buy no.

very odd story to tell.

 

When i was in the 4th grade. my father used to smoke. so me .. being an idiot goes into the garage and sees a pack of ciggarets. so i pick one up and start smoking it.. about 3 weeks later (yes it did cause severe adiction.) i stoped. simple as that, if you have the will to stop, you can! i dont see why these people say omg... cant quit... im addicited.

 

EDIT: also, if the person is DERR DER dERRRRR enough to not read the label, start and not quit they should......... die. yes die. should i die? no i was like 9 years old or somthing. i dont even no if i could read.

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K^2

Yes, it is an addiction that can be beaten with the strong will. That, however, does not mean that there is no addiction. Furthermore, it seems to be different for different people. Some people find it easier to quit than others. Not to mention that someone who smoked for 3 weeks in the 4th grade would have a lot less of a problem quitting than someone who has been chain smoking for over a decade.

 

And not reading at 9? Where is this world going? Children should be taught how to read by 5 at the latest. Otherwise, they miss out on benefits of reading at key stages of mental development. Then everyone complains about math classes being too hard, and the education of entire generations goes down the tube.

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Rivax

I've smoked for about the last five months. Before I started, my thoughts and opinions echoed most the ones spoken in here. In some way they still do, I suppose.

I know it’s bad for me, and I know the secondhand smoke is bad for the people I hang around with, but I do it anyway. I’m definitely not for any sort of ban on smoking. People want to blame the air pollution on cigarette smoke when there are plenty of other contributing factors.

I honestly enjoy smoking, and don’t really have any plans to stop for the next several years.

 

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Rivax

I've smoked for about the last five months. Before I started, my thoughts and opinions echoed most the ones spoken in here. In some way they still do, I suppose.

I know it’s bad for me, and I know the secondhand smoke is bad for the people I hang around with, but I do it anyway. I’m definitely not for any sort of ban on smoking. People want to blame the air pollution on cigarette smoke when there are plenty of other contributing factors.

I honestly enjoy smoking, and don’t really have any plans to stop for the next several years.

 

Edit: F*ck me. Delete this post please.

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mase69

i said i dont no if i could read, i probly could, jus not very good. Anyway, as you said it probly wasnt hard... that day, i smoked 8 ciggerets, in less then an hour.. one after the other and almost passed out; so..

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Hack.
Honestly I think smoking a coupls cigs every now and then isn't really that harmful to your health. It's the people that smokes one pack+ a day that are more likely to get a smoking related disease. I know earlier I said I was gonna quit but about a week or two after that post I smoked a couple more with a friend. I didn't feel the need to smoke neither was their an urge telling me that I must have a cig now. My friend wanted to smoke and he asked me if I'd smoke with him and I did. It does give you a light buzz. And for the next few days, everytime I got stressed I thought about a cigarette. But sooner or later that feeling went away, because I didn't buy into it. I'm sure as hell not spending my own money on a pack of cigs. Anyway, a couple weeks later my friend asked me if I wanted a smoke and I refused. So I guess it's just an occasional thing for me. Like I said, I think the intial fascination with cigs is the idea of playing with the smoke. For some reason people keep smoking until they get addicted. I don't get it. The people know that cigs are addictive. Why keep smoking until you get addicted? Just smoke a few a hold off for a while. The first time I did it, I only had 2. Why smoke a whole pack your first time? You know you'll get addicted... Edited by Hackah

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Being around smokers when i was a kid effected me alot, i ended up getting really bad ear problems ( yes smoking around children does cause things like ear infections, ect ) i had to have one operation after another. As soon as my mum was told what could have caused the problem ( her and my dads smoking around me) she stopped, she has been without smoking for 17 years and im really proud of her!

 

I do think that its your body,you can do what you like with it, but then i think its not just effecting your body...its effecting others around you...

 

Dont wanna seem like a goodie two shoes with this post,its just how i feel!  tounge.gif

 

Source?

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