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    Nicotine Addiction

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    Nicotine addiction Cigarette addiction is responsible for over four million deaths every year. The question most people ask is why don’t people just put down their cigarettes? Well, the answer to that often asked question is nicotine. Nicotine is a neurotransmitter that targets certain receptors in the brain. 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

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    Nicotine Addiction: The Effects On The Body

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    A Tobacco plant is made up of approximately 5 percent of nicotine by weight. There are two categories of tobacco products cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine has many effects on the body but the effect it has on the brain is responsible for the so called “good feeling” that is behind the addiction. Nicotine is considered to be addictive because of the psychological and physiological effects on a person. The Center for the Advancement of Health published the results of a study on teenager

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    each year. And, the nicotine-laced smoke damages more than just their lungs. The California researchers not only pinpointed a molecule responsible for nicotine addiction, they also created specialized mice to make it easier to search for other molecules impacted by nicotine addiction. The research team started by fiddling with a single gene to create mice that were hypersensitive to nicotine. The genetically engineered mice were tripped up by the tiniest exposure to nicotine — a concentration 1/50th

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    Addiction is a troubling problem that is prevalent in every part of the world. Many people do not understand addictions. The common misconception is that people who are addicted have trouble with quitting because they lack the determination or do not have any self-control. However, this is not always the case. Addiction, especially when pertaining to drug abuse, is a disease that affects the brain in ways that lends itself to compulsive actions. The two questions that can be drawn from this

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    us through our nicotine addiction. It will not be easy. And those who try to quit end up relapsing unless they are convinced, to their bones, that they want to quit. Maybe not for themselves, but for the sake of someone else. A son, a mother, a husband. Those who go through this, suffer the pains of withdrawal, and emerge addiction-free, report that they feel like having been a different person when they had their addiction. Different from the person that emerged from the addiction. Like it was all

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    Imagine sitting in a hospital with an IV stuck in your arm. This is just one of many chemotherapy sessions intended for treating the cancer living in your lungs. How did it get this way? It’s simple; the addiction to cigarettes and nicotine has planted an illness in the lungs which now requires a long, gruesome process of treatment. How could this have been avoided? The answer to this is even simpler, leave the cigarette in the pack, and walk away. There are many reasons as to why the habit of smoking

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    Lung Cancer

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    commonly found in developed countries, because years ago, the upper class smoked cigarettes or cigars. The nicotine addiction had lasted through the years and spread to middle and lower class; but in Third World countries, they did not have to worry about this factor. They did not have the extra money to spend on killing themselves; they were just worried about surviving and so this addiction never started. (Meyer 1990) Here in the United States lung cancer is not found in one specific region.

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    cigarette smoking, mental health and adolescents/adolescence. By seeing nicotine as addictive, and therefore an abuseable substance, and understanding the neurological effects nicotine has on the brain, we can see how cigarette smoking is connected to mental health. In adolescents the effect is even more pronounced because their relationships to peers and parents create situations where their mental health is compromised. Nicotine is one of the many chemicals found in cigarettes, and is the "primary

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    Smoking Tobacco and the Brain

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    issued a report entitled Nicotine Addiction. Throughout its 600+ pages he gives a highly detailed explanation of just why nicotine is addictive. The Surgeon General listed criteria for establishing a drug as addictive and showed how nicotine adheres to these criteria. The following are some of those criteria for determining that a drug is addictive (all information is based on US Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction: A Report of the Surgeon

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    smoker is higher than in a nonsmoker. One study asked smokers to keep a daily log of their mood swings. The smokers only reported a “normal mood” while they were smoking and worsening moods between cigarettes. This indicates dependent smokers need nicotine just to feel normal!”(35). According to the Center for Disease Control, “the average annual smoking-attributable

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