Snuff addiction by smoking cigars, cigarettes, cigars and pipes, among others, produces countless harmful health consequences.

Smoking or snuff addiction is a disease caused by smoking. The snuff is native to America, used by natives as inhalant and pleasure ritual that caused them. Since the sixteenth century quickly spread around the world creating a large-scale business, which to this day propels many detractors and some apologists. Addiction is considered a tolerable because finding keep not reach the kill limit, but if the addict can take wacky decisions to buy cigarettes, as leaving home at all hours of the night.

The snuff is a drug

In a broader sense, the snuff drug is contained in its definition, because it is a substance – basically its compound nicotine – that managed inside our body makes changes and generates addictive consequences. That’s why experts say that snuff is one of the most addictive drugs that cause, because the sensation of pleasure produced makes you want to use again.

The act of smoking began to light up with the first puff. About 7 or 8 seconds later, the drug is already active in the brain and activating the nicotine receptors, which is receipted. This process generates nerve impulses which in turn causes production of the hormone dopamine, which produces pleasure. Dopamine is also produced by various addictions, such as marijuana or morbidly feed.

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A puff of cigarette is enough

With just one puff of cigarette would be sufficient to produce the action of dopamine, which means that a hit is a drug and dose per cigarette may have fifteen to twenty doses. Multiply these amounts are for cases of heavy smokers, who smoke 20 to 40 cigarettes per day or more, the numbers are staggering. Keep in mind that for other social drugs daily doses are much lower but their effects are more intense, for example coke-head consumed once or twice daily cannabis smoking and at most three cigarettes consumed per day.

Consequences of snuff on health

Many are the consequences of snuff on health, some are seen after years, when they are irreversible. Smoking causes:

* lung cancer
* sexual impotence
* narrowing of the blood vessels
* COPD (chronic obstructive pulomar)
* heart problems
* in pregnant women, fetal damage
* in breastfeeding women, infants damage

This list is exemplary more aware that there are health consequences, especially derivatives, such as amputation of limbs by necrosis produced by lack of blood through the blood vessels canceled.

The decision to quit smoking

Experts say it is the smoker who has to make the decision to quit and in any case set a date to do so. To reach this moment countless excuses arise, for example, women say they are fat and that quitting would put fatter still, so expect to do a diet and lose weight , or others who say that this is not the time to quit, they have to be quiet.

Methods for quitting

There are many methods such as medication, laser auriculotherapy, gum, patches, etc: None of these therapies used if the patient is not convinced by previous work and organized treatment by a physician. Statistics say that uncontrolled medical professional, only 5% of patients stopped smoking after a year of having tried to do so.

That is why a comprehensive treatment for smoking cessation has a major psychological compound the doctor knows. For example, smoking or reading the newspaper over coffee at a certain time, you should stop doing those actions related to smoking, maybe have coffee later. Another case is the cigarette smoked upon arising in the morning, the patient is induced to exert control over the cigarette at the time what he dominates: the idea is to allow a few minutes, turn the cigarette, given a puff, turn it off and discard it.

Smoking and passive smoking laws

Thousands of dead exist expel breathe smoke smokers. The effects are similar to that of smoking, so that all countries have created laws to ban smoking in enclosed or semi-enclosed in the sharing space with nonsmokers. Awareness campaigns and incorporating the teaching of the fight against smoking in educational institutions are essential in preventing the consequences of – in the words of the WHO – this global pandemic.