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Nicotine Addiction
Posted 9/5/10 , edited 9/5/10
Anything with withdrawal syndrome should be taken seriously.... Occupy ur mind with another "addiction".. such as meditating, playing chess, playing video games, exercise.. use positive "addiction" to overpower the negative addiction... but it's easier to say then done, it'll be hard =/
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Posted 9/5/10

Sekushi_Sushi wrote:
But heroin withdrawal is worse than nicotine withdrawal. Just sayin'.


QFT. The problem is that cigarettes are everywhere you go. Heroin isn't.
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Posted 9/5/10
I dont smoke
Posted 9/5/10
sometimes i wish i never smoke cause it's really hard to quit but i'm trying to cut down though.
i've tried nicotine gums for like two days, it taste awful for me so i stopped taking them.
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Posted 9/11/10 , edited 9/11/10
The government makes so much money off the tax put on cigarettes an alcohol that I don't ever see either being made illegal.
Random fact; Marijuana has the same effect as tobacco in the long term, along with heavy, chronic use sometimes causing mental problems. However it is LESS addictive than tobacco.
So why is that illegal in most countries? Because it was never legal hence the governments won't lose money banning it.

- Life in the eyes of a cynic.


Though on a side note, I have no idea WHY anyone starts smoking. You guys must force yourselves to like it. I had one puff and it was the single worst thing I ever tasted. I felt sick.
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Posted 9/11/10
I've never really understood the craving/need for cigs. I'm a drinker and I love to drink but I'll smoke and I'll smoke with others ever since I was around 17 I'd say but never have I been addicted. I dont smoke a single cig at the house nor will I at work unless there are others outside. Yea it helps the day go by and even today if I smoke more then 2 on my 15min break I feel like complete and utterly shit. Maybe its just me and my body and should consider myself lucky...
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Posted 9/11/10

Sunnyxx wrote:

The government makes so much money off the tax put on cigarettes an alcohol that I don't ever see either being made illegal.
Random fact; Marijuana has the same effect as tobacco in the long term, along with heavy, chronic use sometimes causing mental problems. However it is LESS addictive than tobacco.
So why is that illegal in most countries? Because it was never legal hence the governments won't lose money banning it.

- Life in the eyes of a cynic.


Though on a side note, I have no idea WHY anyone starts smoking. You guys must force yourselves to like it. I had one puff and it was the single worst thing I ever tasted. I felt sick.


Its the same with beer ~~ When I first started drinking it tasted soo bad but now I friggen love all beers equally its just an acquired taste.
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Posted 12/13/10
Nicotine is the tobacco plant's natural protection from being eaten by insects. Its widespread use as a farm crop insecticide is now being blamed for killing honey bees. A super toxin, drop for drop it is more lethal than strychnine or diamondback rattlesnake venom and three times deadlier than arsenic. Yet amazingly, by chance, this natural insecticide's chemical signature is so similar to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine that once inside the brain it fits a host of chemical locks permitting it direct and indirect control over the flow of more than 200 neuro-chemicals, most importantly dopamine.


http://www.soberrecovery.com
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Posted 12/13/10
The problem with quitting is that there is always the chance you'll start up again, I don't know if I'm addicted or not, I started smoking at least a pack a day since I was 15 now 22, i've been up to going into a third pack and very rarely smoke less than a pack a day, generally I smoke 24 cigarettes sometimes more sometimes less, I've never wanted to quit, I see no point in quitting, but I know it can be done, my grandfather quit while he was still in the army and hasn't smoked since, my dad quit for a few years...but then he met my stepmother, who smokes, and had another kid lol...and started up again. As far as I am concerned I know I can quit if I ever want to, but until then I'm going to smoke myself into my grave =D
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Posted 12/13/10
Hmm I started smoking a couple months before I turned 19. Cigarettes eases anxiety and my meds were crap. That's why I started. Me I don't feel very addicted and I don't really get a lot of cravings when I don't smoke for a week or so. I smoke maybe two packs a week at most. I mostly smoke when I'm alone, or when I'm at a party. But the unbreakable rule is. NEVER SMOKE INSIDE. That's just common etiquette.
Posted 12/13/10
Lol, I think I might be hooked on the gum.
No lie.
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Posted 12/13/10
I never smoked when i was young. Once in a while i might smoke a cigar for laughs but that's it. My mom used to smoke TONS when she was a teen but she was able to quit cold turkey. And then there is my brother. He has been smoking since he was a teen, now he's into even worse stuff and he just can't quit. His addictions have been kicking his butt for years.
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Posted 12/19/10
The addiction is taken lightly, because people don't see it as a drug. Whenever you hear "Don't do drugs" or something similiar to that, nicotine is generally not thought of. It's legal, and addiction to it is perfectly allowed. So when it comes to the choice to smoke, people don't see the addiction, and the years of struggling to quit. They instead see the image their minds have built up about smoking, not drug usage.
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Posted 3/17/11 , edited 3/17/11
the good news is that addiction is a largely psychological phenomenon, so once you overcome your own brain, over half the battle is won.

http://www.soberrecovery.com
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Posted 3/17/11
yea its hard to quit.. i did it cold turkey for like a year then one day i got stressed out and someone offered me one... and my weak ass took and became hooked again... tried to quit but ended up getting cold sweat... lol
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