Nicotine addiction affects millions of people worldwide. Noted as one of the most addictive drugs in the United States, nicotine currently accounts for over 90% of lung cancer cases. Approximately 40,000 deaths per year are attributed to secondhand smoke. Smoking can also be a major cause of strokes. The signs and symptoms of nicotine addiction are important to note including possible side effects of withdrawal and how to seek help.
Addiction to nicotine happens due to the sedative effects which can bring about slight euphoria. A person who is addicted to nicotine will go out of the way to obtain it, craves nicotine on a constant basis, has difficulty quitting and suffers from withdrawal symptoms when nicotine is absent. A person who struggles with addiction may find it hard to concentrate when nicotine is not in the system. Additionally, if a person smokes more than half a pack or more a day of cigarettes, this can be a sign of nicotine tolerance and addiction.
The following are noted symptoms of nicotine addiction:
Addiction symptoms can be treated with several programs and prescription medications. Depending on the individual needs and desires, the following are possible avenues of treatment.
Quitting tobacco can be difficult even after multiple attempts. The addictive properties of nicotine make it challenging to kick the habit without some help but it is possible to quit cold turkey. Withdrawal is made easier with some treatment protocols outlined above but each individual must choose the best method for personal circumstances. A person who quits tobacco is greatly increasing positive healthy benefits for the mind and body including a decreased risk of strokes and cancer. Finding the right treatment options can support a transition from smoker to smoke free.
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