Effects of Cigarette Smoking – Nicotine

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.


A definite amount of nicotine is send to the brain with each puff of a cigarette. Nicotine is a quick acting drug than heroine. It injects addiction into the veins. When a person begins his cigarette, within the time limit of half an hour, the level of blood goes down to half and within an hour, more than half.

As the nicotine starts to leave the blood stream quickly, smoker suffers different symptoms after extinguishing his puff. The restless feeling starts overpowering his mind arousing a desire to have one more cigarette.

The Nicotine Carvings

To satisfy his desire he puffs more and for 5-6 minutes, the craving ends. A fresh supply of nicotine is induced into the smoker mind. This is not the end. The mechanism is like a never-ending vicious circle process. We need to break this chain but again the question arises how to quit smoking.

It is our mistake that we take nicotine for an order that has to carry out. Actually it is nothing but a monster, which requests its food after every minute. There is no need for us to obey the order. But still we obey the order. It can be term as a panic, which after some time sends message to the brain to demand more of it.

Other Effects of Cigarette Smoking

We are exposing ourselves to thousands of harmful chemicals, some of which causes cancer, when we puff smoke. Smoking also increases our heart beat rate. Smokers are at higher risk to get different cancers than a non-smoker does.

Studies show women who smoke are 20 times more prone to cancer than men are. One of the worst forms of cancer that generally makes women its victim is Breast cancer.

Smoking blocks the heart veins, for this reason smoker have to bear the pain of heart attack. Blockage of vein results in fast supply of blood and ultimately an attack. A severe attack sometimes results into death. Finally one day the nicotine monster takes our life.

We can do everything to save ourselves but still we are unable of evading. There are so many ways, which can help us a lot like exercise, taking a nutritious diet rich in fibers that help in removal of wastes. We awake when we come face to face with the problem and that delay causes us to suffer whole life.

What Happens If We Substitute Caffeine For Nicotine?

Since nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant, you may be wondering if you could substitute caffeine for nicotine. Don’t do it. If you customarily drink several cups of coffee, tea, or other beverages containing caffeine, be very careful not to increase your consumption.

Nicotine suppresses the effect of caffeine, cutting some of its stimulating properties in half or even a little more. Thus, the impact of caffeine increases when you quit smoking cigarettes.

If you drink more than a couple of cups of coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverages every day, and continue to do so after quitting smoking cigarettes, you may in fact find yourself getting jittery so that you’ll have to cut back.

If, however, as a smoker you have not been drinking beverages containing caffeine, you might consult with your doctor about using prescription or over-the-counter caffeine tablets. As a person who has not previously used caffeine, there is some possibility that it can have a stimulating effect on your metabolic rate.

But it’s not advisable for a person to develop a caffeine habit to replace the nicotine habit. Caffeine can also cause some undesirable side effects, such as nervousness, diarrhea, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and trouble sleeping.

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