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  • Nicotine releases dopamine into the same regions of the brain as addictive drugs.
  • Inhaled tobacco smoke delivers nicotine to the brain in 20 seconds.
  • Genetics may have a role in some peoples urge to smoke, and picking up smoking could be inherited.
  • Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, and causes 30% of all cancers.

Quitting tobacco has been proven difficult for many, however by quitting tobacco ones health improves. Nicotine addiction is not just an issue plaguing the USA, it is a global issue. Many people from all backgrounds smoke, chew, vape, and many suffer fighting the strong hold nicotine has on a body and mind. Nicotine releases dopamine into the brain which makes quitting a challenge. The power nicotine has on the body and mind is quite strong, and the health risks associated with its use are many. It is even possible for non smokers to become addicted to the nicotine in tobacco simply by inhaling the addictive second-hand smoke.


As mentioned above, quitting is very difficult, however it is not impossible. There are a number of treatment options to help one quit using tobacco products and vapes. Some people may have less difficulty quitting while others may find it a great challenge. Talking with your health care provider about tobacco cessation options may be of great benefit for you, and for those around you. Your health care provider may recommend nicotine replacement therapy or other treatment options to help you quit. It is never too late to stop using tobacco products.



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