Smoking IS an addiction

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  1. motherbeastly profile image59
    motherbeastlyposted 13 years ago

    And that's what makes it hard to stop.  They say that each person who keeps trying to give up is practising for when they actually manage it.  They also say that smokers just need will power to stop.  I have never met the man, but I have finally managed it.  Up to now I have always said that I am just choosing not to have a cigarette at the moment, not I don't smoke.  Because one thing I do know that if I had one cigarette I am quite sure I would start again.  I am well impressed with Dale, keep it up kid and all the others who are trying to stop, my thoughts are with you.

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, its also a disease. Which destroys every part of your body. With the burning tar that is enjested. It also kills who ever
      you are around. Second hand smoke. The toxins in the cig. and the smoke kills millions each day. Which is not a good way to die. they can help to quite smoking and be cured.
      I urge any one to quite smoking, I care.

  2. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 13 years ago

    What can be more beautiful than filling your lungs with tar and poison?

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hmm as well as killing those around you with second hand smoking.
      Not a good way to die. And, murdering those you love in the process.

  3. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    The FDA in America has reversed it's previous claim. It once claimed that second hand smoke does hurt, however, recently the FDA has changed it's view on it, because the original study wasn't indepth enough.

    So please dismiss the notion second hand smoke does the damage many have been made to believe. wink

  4. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Secondly, smoking is a choice.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It may be a choice initially, but I do believe it is an addiction.

      My ex-father-in-law was a smoker.  He developed severe stomach pains.  The doctor told him he'd developed nicotine sensitivity, and the only solution was to give up smoking.

      My FIL suspected this was just a ploy by the doctor to make him stop smoking, but he tried quitting anyway.  The stomach pains stopped.

      He managed not to smoke for a couple of months - then he started smoking again.  In spite of the fact that every time he had a cigarette, he doubled over in excruciating pain.  If that's not addiction, what is?

  5. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Cigarettes are extremely addictive both mentally and physically. In fact, they are among the hardest drugs to quit.
    Most current research I've read says the best way is to go cold turkey. It's miserable for the first few days but after that is actually easier than doing a step-down or patch or gum.

    Yes, it is an individual's right and choice to smoke or not smoke. And smoking is legal (for those 18 and above). However, the "choice" part gets overshadowed, as Marisa said, when we find ourselves unable to exercise the choice to not smoke. That's addiction.

    1. tiffany delite profile image72
      tiffany deliteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i agree with this so much. i am a smoker, and i have quit on several occasions only to start right back up again when things in life get emotional or stressful...which as a single mother that is pretty much all of the time. the nicotine takes a grip on you physically, and the habit in general takes ahold of you mentally and emotionally. next thing you know, you are hooked! i regret the day that i ever picked the nasty things up and i am looking forward to quitting for the Great American Smokeout! blessings!

  6. nikki1 profile image60
    nikki1posted 13 years ago

    I totally agree.. smoking is an addiction and it kills
    those you love and those who maybe around you. Meaning
    second hand smoking. Also, smoking causes lung cancer
    with the toxins in the nicotine. Its like putting
    powder poison in a wrapper and smoking. What a horrible
    way to die or kill loved ones/.

    1. alinakapur profile image60
      alinakapurposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm also agree with you,
      Smoking helps you to decreases stress and anxiety.
      But don't forget smoking also causes some long term side effects like lung cancer, respiratory diseases.

  7. profile image57
    anjalisharma3posted 13 years ago

    Yes, I agree with you smoking is an addiction.I just hate chain smoker..

  8. LadyAnion profile image60
    LadyAnionposted 13 years ago

    I can't stand the smokers, The smell of this c...p just kills me


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