Why do smokers never quit?
Psychology of smoking
Ever wondered why it’s so hard to stop smoking? Maybe for you or maybe for someone else you know?
When a person smokes, Nicotine gets to the brain in a matter of ten seconds and what it temporarily does is that it reduces stress, reduces anxiety, reduces anger, relaxes muscles and reduces depression level. This is what makes most people think that smoking is advantageous for them.
Nicotine is a chemical mainly made up of Nitrogen and it is produced by some plants. When it initially gets to the brain, it makes the brain release dopamine which causes those things which I have stated above in the first paragraph. But in the long run, when too much of Nicotine is consumed, it increases heart rate and oxygen consumption rate, causes heartburn and indigestion, dizziness, lightheadedness, irregular and disturbed sleep, bad dreams and nightmares, stroke, high blood pressure and so much more.
Every smoker out there is at the risk of any one or more of these dangerous health hazards and they know it! Although they might not know all of these health side effects, they know for sure that smoking affects their health but it isn't reason enough for them to stop. Why?
When a person tries to stop smoking and Nicotine intake is reduced, there are some feelings that come with it. The person begins to feel empty, moody, irritable, angry, depressed and unfocused. The entire system of the person gets destabilized so they go back there and continue where they stopped.
Dear reader, I have recently discovered the need to educate people on smoking so I have decided to start this episode on “The Psychology of Smoking.” It is my deep desire that the menace of smoking amongst youths is reduced in this present age. It’s going to be a weekly episode that will be released every Tuesdays.
Kindly do well to share please because someone close to you needs this. I’ll see you in tomorrow's newsletter.🤗
Cheers to something new!🥂