Why Quitting Smoking Is Difficult?

Have you ever feel quitting smoking is difficult? Yes, some people who try to quit smoking feel the same way. If you are not a smoker it will be hard to remember the power out of these unhealthy habits, this does not mean you have to smoke to understand their difficulties. A smoker will feel depressed and restless when the speech stops from this habit, even he is more emotional than when he smokes. This is natural because the nicotine on the nervous system of the body is agitated without it. This feeling is the effect of addiction.

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Research in the United States reported that 1 in 4 young men who tried to smoke even addicted, and about 70 percent of youth who regret because they can not stop smoking. The level of cigarette addicts can be equated with cocaine and heroin, the difference is not an instantaneous effect. Actually, nicotine causes Unconscious tension, smoking only reduces the tension as well as accumulate nicotine.

Why is it difficult for someone to stop smoking?

The main answer is nicotine. Nicotine is a substance naturally found in tobacco, whose effects are as strong as heroin or cocaine. When you smoke, nicotine gets into the lungs and is then absorbed into the bloodstream along with carbon monoxide and other toxins, flowing throughout the body.

Nicotine works to divert emotions and negative feelings, replacing them with thoughts that make you happy. The reason, nicotine associated with increased dopamine, a chemical compound in the brain that is responsible for improving mood and cause feelings of happiness. In fact, the nicotine inhaled from cigarette smoke can reach the brain faster than drugs given through the blood vessels. Nicotine also acts as a depressant by affecting the flow between nerve cells.

Addiction to smoking makes you not care about health.

The above theory is shared by a study from Stanford University who observed three groups of participants: active smokers, former smokers, and non-smokers for three years. Over the course of the study, each person was given a questionnaire related to smoking habits to an increased risk of lung cancer.

This questionnaire provides the basis for researchers to find out what the extent and perception of participants are about the dangers of cigarettes: whether to influence their decision to stay smoking, stop smoking, or even try to smoke.

After the results of the questionnaire were collected, all participants were divided into 3 groups based on their perception of smoking risk: Absolute, how much chance a smoker had on lung cancer; Relation, how much chance a smoker has on lung cancer when compared with non-smokers; and Relative, how big is the increased risk of lung cancer from smoking. Researchers found that most participants underestimated the relative risk of smoking hazards.

Simply put, these people tend to be less concerned about the dangers of cigarettes for health because they assume that "smoking is not smoking anymore because after all, I have been unhealthy." Meanwhile, there are also people who decide to try smoking because they believe that "This is the first time I smoke, definitely will not be exposed to the same risk". In fact, smoking can develop into an opiate, which can then increase your risk of various diseases. This means these people are not fully aware of the big difference between the risks of smoking and the benefits of not smoking at all.

That's why cigarette-colored packs of cigarettes and giant signage on the streets that contain the harmful advice of smoking on the streets will not shake a smoker's decision to quit smoking immediately. Not surprisingly, despite the ongoing anti-smoking campaign, the number of smokers has never diminished.

No doubt that it is most people who are difficult to stop smoking, especially if previously a heavy smoker. Although difficult, quitting smoking is not something impossible. The benefits even you can enjoy 30 minutes after your last cigarette.

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