Compulsive behavior is not only overwhelming; the behavior is irresistible also, as far as its substantive interest is concerned. The example is compulsive addiction takes advantage of the situation that the substance is at “his” or “her” fingertip or easily available.
Habitual behavior demonstrates that type of behavior in which the particular substance is used either occasionally or regularly to get expected effects. When one uses the particular substance for physical pleasure, it leads to strong dependence on the drug for the repeated continuance of physical satisfaction. The severity of the problem is when the drug (here nicotine from cigarettes) is withdrawn or discontinued, the person experiences distress or symptoms of withdrawal.
What is nicotine?
Nicotine is a particular substance in the cigarette that causes addiction instantly after its consumptions or inhalation because the body responds to the effects of nicotine. The impact of addiction is such that if the person is not smoking he or she gets a craving, anxiety, impatience, irresistibility and many such unpleasant symptoms for cigarette. The symptoms surface as the withdrawal from cigarette and with the progression of time, a smoker feelings will be like this---more the cigarette inhalation more will be the desire for him or her to inhale it. They feel the condition as the favorable effect.
Signs of addictions from cigarettes
The addictive signs from cigarettes are as below:-
i) Inhaling not only frequently but deeply too
ii) Inhaling more than 7 cigarettes in a day and every day
iii) Smoking within a few moments after awakening in the morning
iv) Frequent smoking in the morning
v) Smoking only those cigarettes which have more than 0.9 mg of nicotine contents
vi) The smokers find it very hard to avoid the first cigarette in the morning.
vii) Desperate to smoke even if in sick bed.
viii) In case the area is “smoking restricted”, the smoker tries to avoid the area.
Why one must quit smoking?
If you can quit smoking, your feelings about the way feel will be changed to a great extent and you will start feeling better. Your taste & smell for food will be better. Your breathing will be improved remarkably. You will not have cough. All these benefits are experienced by both men and women and in all ages. These benefits can be seen both in those smokers who have not been affected till date and also in those who are already affected by smoking.
More importantly, in case smoking can be permanently quit and sooner it is, the patient will not have the risk of different types of cancer s in the long term. Other than laryngeal cancers, oral cavity, cervical, kidney, stomach, esophageal, colon and bladder cancers, a smoker may have stroke, heart disease and other breathing or lung or respiratory diseases. To exemplify it, a smoker may be affected with chronic pneumonia, emphysema and bronchitis.
The further problems of smoking are abdominal and peripheral aortic aneurysms. The most important point is the difference between the current smokers and the ex-smokers.
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