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Topic: Tobacco addiction. What is it and how to get rid of it?
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AuthorTopic:   Tobacco addiction. What is it and how to get rid of it?
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posted: 8/12/2020 at 6:47:44 AM ET
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Anyone that is an addict will know a little something about what happens with the brain when their addiction is in play, along with ways to get rid of the addiction. The knowledge of brain changes during the addiction can help prevent us from getting addicted and help us quit.

Tobacco addiction is the strong need of a substance and a compulsion. With time, our body’s and mind’s resistance to the drug lessens, which means we need more and more as the intake we were used to is simply not enough.

There are two types of the addiction - physical and mental. Tobacco addiction is mental, whereby the behavioural addiction plays very important role. Behavioural addiction relates to some specific activity, like going out for a smoke. It is for this reason that e-cigarettes have been such a great help to many who’re looking to quit as the activity of vaping is the same as smoking.

With the addiction we’re always searching for that same first experience we had of euphoria, high and joy, yet we never get that feeling, which is why we increase the intake of the drug.

Those who smoke more, or have smoked for longer will experience a greater withdrawal, however it is possible to overcome the addiction. It is like a breakup. It takes time, it’s very demanding, but still possible. Read our 5 STEPS TO QUIT SMOKING.

There are five stages of the addiction:

OCCASIONAL DRUG INTAKE - from time to time.
OFTENER DRUG INTAKE - here the addiction begins, but still can be controlled.
THE NEED - here we start feeling the need of the regular drug intake.
The addiction changes our brain. The change that is made by the addiction is permanent. Once addicted, it becomes lifelong battle as our brain treats the drug as something pleasant and creates new connections to feel the pleasure faster. Those connections stay in our brain forever and that’s the reason why we become addicts.

E-cigarettes play an important role in helping traditional smokers to quit. Even though brain connections remain ever-changed, they help addicts to reduce intake slowly. What’s more they’re more successful at helping people quit smoking than many other cessation aids. We recommend keeping an e-cig on you at all times, so you’re not tempted to resort to traditional cigarettes.

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posted: 8/17/2020 at 1:41:36 AM ET
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The post reminded me about my college years, when I used to be a social smoker. I also thought that I would quit at any moment I want, but things were harder than they seemed. I succeeded only due to vaping and dry herb vaporizer , nicotine is a truly addictive thing.


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