Even though it is a proven fact that smoking is dangerous and people are aware of this, most smokers keep on smoking for years; many – even to the day they die. Here are some of the most common reasons why people persist on this detrimental habit:
Smoking is a Pleasure
As many smokers claim, lighting up and going through a cigarette is a physical pleasure which helps them relax and extract themselves for a couple of minutes from their stressful everyday routine. What’s more, it is a pleasure that is always readily available.
Smoking is an Acquired Habit
Just like drinking a cup of coffee early in the morning, or sipping a glass of bourbon after work, smoking has become an integral part of many people’s lifestyle. Without cigarettes – many inveterate smokers insist – their day would be deficient and uneasy, no matter what happy events may take place.
Smoking is an Addiction
Non-smokers may sneer at this, but it is a scientific fact that nicotine, the main ingredient of cigarettes, is an addictive substance, to which the body gets accustomed over the years. It is chiefly this addiction to nicotine that makes giving up smoking so difficult and results in various withdrawal effects (e.g. nausea, irritability, high blood pressure, spasms etc.) when people try to get off smoking.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE