To those who tried it, is smoking actually addicting? When you first tried it did you become addicted or was it just something you were curious to try and then never went back to it? If it is addicting to you, then why? Is it the taste? The smell? The hand motions? The mental feeling?
I'm asking because while I"m not a smoker, my best friend has a brother who smokes all the time and she says she's becoming addicted to the smell and wants to try badly.
Most Helpful Guy
cigarettes are extremely addicitng because they contain nicotine. In your body you have some things called nicotine receptors which are used as a communication method. Your body naturally produces nicotin as well so it can activate the nicotine receptors. Think of nicotine as a mailman and the receptors as a mailbox. What happens is when you smoke you get a huge increase of nicotine (mailmen). Your body wants to always stay in balance so when you introduce all this extra nicotine from smoking your body detects that it has a lot of it so it slows down the natural production of nicotine. Since your body is not producing as much as it would otherwise, when the nicotine runs dry it prevents messages from getting sent which causes you not to feel well. The quick fix to this is to just smoke another cigarrete and the whole cycle continues again. I hope that makes sense 👍0
Most Helpful Girl
I've heard that some companies put tiny fiberglass shards in the cigarettes so that they make tiny tears in your lung tissue and help absorb the nicotine etc. more - which is horrifying.
And yes, they are highly addictive for chemical reasons as far as I understand.0