Did you know that nicotine is highly addictive drug? With only one or two cigarettes, it can bind you to a lifetime of misery. Nicotine fools the mind, it produces a false feeling of relaxation and happiness that is temporary, but in due time it will cause more anxiety, restlessness and more harm than good in the long run.
Psychological Effects of Nicotine
Nicotine causes chemical changes in the brain that makes people addictive and dependent to it. Generally addiction to drugs causes your body to function well or feel good when the drug is present but causes your body not to respond normally when the drug is absent. In the absence of nicotine, withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, depression, irritability and other emotional imbalances are most likely to happen. Nicotine addiction not only will it affect your physical body but your whole psychological aspect as well. By the time you get hooked by this drug, nicotine will become a part of your life. When you feel tensed, you smoke, when you feel depressed, you grab a cigarette, when you feel bored, you buy cigarettes, when your almost our of cigarettes, you feel helpless – your life will be enslaved with this filthy vice. How many times have you felt the feeling of discomfort or worry when you are running out of cigarettes? How many times during late at night have you gone out just to feed your nicotine addiction? It’s a shame, but it’s true, even the most respected person will look like a fool when he is deprived of nicotine and will do whatever it takes to light that cigarette.
My Personal Experience
I remember myself going to stores very late at night just to suppress my urge to smoke. I always thought back then that quitting was almost next to impossible and how I pity myself being ruled by this drug. I pity myself so much that soon it became a motivation for me to quit. Now looking back, after quitting this filthy habit again several months back, all I could do is smile. It’s good to be back, to be normal, and to be free. If you have reached reading this article up to this point, then you’ve made your first step in quitting smoking. I did it, others are doing it and so can you – quit smoking today!