Smoking Cessation Medications Can Help to Quit Smoking
It takes a mere 10 seconds after the first puff of the cigarette, to initiate toxic reactions in your body! Yes, the tobacco in your cigarette releases harmful chemicals immediately! They may/may not enter your body via tobacco smoke. However, they find another pathway through the lining of your oral cavity.
These chemicals rush to your lungs, heart, brain, etc. In fact, the chemicals travel to various regions of your body, via the bloodstream. Over time, your body provides a perfect residence for any of several diseases.
Tobacco contains nicotine. As soon as nicotine enters your system, it prompts the brain to release the feel-good chemical, dopamine. You are led to believe that smoking causes joyousness, enables you to concentrate, and makes you feel more energetic.
However, the nicotine level is bound to reduce soon. Then, your brain expresses an eagerness to release more dopamine. It tells you to have another cigarette. Gradually, as you increase the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day, you turn into an addict.
The dependency on nicotine is such, that you are bound to experience withdrawal symptoms in its absence. The predominant feelings are those of anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability. Naturally, you turn towards your cigarette pack once more. Thus, you get hooked into a vicious cycle of nicotine withdrawal and nicotine dependence.