Why is nicotine addictive? When people use tobacco product the nicotine quickly enters into the human blood stream. Shortly ten minutes after entering into the body the nicotine than reaches the brain which release adrenaline. Nicotine chemically changes the brain in a similar way to heroin and cocaine, so it’s no wonder so many tobacco users have a hard time quitting! A smoker usually feels a buzz of pleasure and energy which doesn’t last long and that’s when the smoker wants another cigarette.
Over 90% of lung cancer cases are due to cigarette smoking. nicotine is inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Since nicotine is so addictive, many people will return to cigarette smoking after quiting despite the negative consequences. ("Psychology today") Opioids are classified as medications that relieve pain. Opioids slow down the pain signals reaching the brain.
People do it to relief stress, from peer pressure, or to even act cool. Similar to smoking, millions of people drink. It becomes legal at the age of 21. Alcohol contains ethanol, a depressant, which causes changes in the mood of how people are affected when taking it. In some cases when people are depressed, they drink alcohol to cope with their emotions.
Addiction is described as “a dependency or chemical imbalance in the brain that cause people to have no control of their actions where the addiction is involved” (Nordqvist, March 2009). A person can get addicted to anything such as gambling, alcohol, and nicotine. In 2011, it was collected that “38.1% of American adults smoke, with 21.6% being adult men and 16.5% being adult woman” (According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention). In a whole, Nicotine can have harmful effects on your nerves and senses like addiction, but can also make you feel happy, assertive, and concentrated. So is it worth the risk?
It is a chemical messenger that induces feelings of pleasure. When someone takes a hit off of a cigarette, they ingest the harmful chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health threats. They only inhale these chemicals to get one thing and one thing only, nicotine. Curing addiction becomes harder and harder with each puff of a cigarette one takes. When nicotine is consumed, it communicates with the brain and is absorbed into receptor molecules, Doctors for years have undergone hundreds of experimental studies on the human brain to help understand just how these chemicals neurologically affect the brain, and which sectors of the brain are affected.
By knowing the harmful effects caused by smoking, many lives can be saved if there are the proper resources available to break this habit, which can help reduced cardiovascular effects that kill many people every year, which affects many secondhand smokers including children. According to the National ... ... middle of paper ... ...ress. C. D Shelton states, “Smokers often report that cigarettes help relieve feelings of stress. However, the stress level of a smoker is higher than in a nonsmoker. One study asked smokers to keep a daily log of their mood swings.
Introduction Drugs abuse is serious problem in the United States, especially among teenagers. According to National Drug Intelligence Center (2003) 7.5 million American adolescents aged 12 to 17 used drugs at least once during their lifetime. Teens start to experiment with drugs from a young age and do not think about drugs’ negative consequences. Butler (2010) claims that drug addiction will lead to problems at university or school and loss of alertness, which can cause to injury. Also it will affect mood, change system of values and lead to depression.
Doctors will try to lower the rates of opioid dependents by prescribing an alternative medications. With many opioid-dependent patients becoming addictive to opioids it causes huge effects on the human body. With having opioid exposure at such a young age increase the possibility of becoming opioid-dependent patients. “About three quarters of all adolescents receiving treatment for opioid use disorders reported first used before the age of 25” (Pugatch, Marianne, et al 435). Also adolescents visit the emergency department involving “opioid pain relievers and benzodiazepines” (Jones, Christopher M, Leonard J Paulozzi, and Karin A Mack 881).
They feel as if they can walk away from smoking with no long term effects, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The quitting success rates of teenagers is also very low. Less than 16% of the 633 teen smokers in a study were able to kick the habit. Most teens report that they want to quit but are unable to do so, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Teen smokers quickly become addicted to nicotine and when trying to fight the addiction, experience high relapse and withdrawal symptoms.