The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines addiction as the “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.”
Smoking among women has deeper roots. History would tell that smoking was among the means women before used to lobby equality with men. Cigarette was then seen as men’s penis a symbol of sexual power, so women smoke to have their own penises. Gone were the days of men and women inequality, and cigarette smoking [...]
When a smoker tries to quit, the absence of nicotine leads to different withdrawal symptoms, both psychological and physical. Physical withdrawal is your body’s reaction to the absence of nicotine. Psychological withdrawal on the other hand is the smoker’s resolve to quit the habit, which requires major changes in his or her behavior. But aside [...]
There are several ways to help you quit smoking. Some professionals would recommend the use of pharmacological products to help wean off your nicotine dependence, others would simply recommend that you get a good support group or a smoking cessation program. And to make it more confusing, there are studies that claim that one is [...]
Kicking your smoking habit offers great benefits that you either notice right away or improve over time. The health benefits of smoking becomes apparent the moment you quit smoking and continues to improve as you go along.