Cause and Effects of Cigarettes

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Cause and Effect of cigarettes
The question is why people smoke cigarettes knowing the dangers that have been proven over the years. Cigarettes are one of the most popular addictions in the world. They may be the most popular addiction drug in the world but it is also the most deadly in it also. Cigarettes are filled with a high quantity of nicotine which is the addicting part of it. For many people, smoking is a reliable lifestyle tool to cope with reality. Although every person's specific reasons to smoke are unique, they all share a common theme. Smoking is used as a way to suppress uncomfortable feelings, and smoking is used to relive stress, calm nerves, and relax. No wonder when you are deprived of smoking, your mind and body are unsettled for a little while. Here are a few examples of ways people use smoking for relief. oCoping with anger, stress, anxiety, tiredness, or sadness

oSmoking is pleasant and relaxing
oSmoking is stimulating
oAcceptance - being part of a group
oAs a way to socialize
oProvides support when things go wrong
oA way to look confident and in control
oKeeps weight down

Smoking is also a way to avoid feeling emotions such as sadness, grief, and anxiety. When smoking, the release of brain chemicals makes smokers feel like they are coping and dealing with life and stressful emotional situations. Nicotine brings up a level of good feelings. Cigarette smokers are aware when nicotine levels and good feelings begin to decrease, and light up quickly enough to stay in their personal comfort zone. However, they may not realize that avoiding their feelings is not the same as taking positive steps to create a life of greater potential and meaning. Smokers often say that lighting up a cigarette can calm their nerves, satisfy their cravings, and help them feel energized. Smoking acts as a drug, inducing a feeling of well-being with each puff. But, it's a phony sense of well-being that never produces a permanent satisfying or...
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