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A little light on your cigarette!

A little light on your cigarette!

  • The nicotine content in a cigarette can vary greatly from one brand to the next.
  • A single cigarette may contain about 6 mg to 28 mg nicotine.
  • You don’t inhale every milligram of nicotine as it burns. You’ll probably inhale about 1.1 to 1.8 mg of nicotine by the end of each cigarette.
  • However, this means that for a pack of 20 cigarettes, you’ll likely inhale between 22 to 36 mg of nicotine.

Your body absorbs nicotine very quickly. Once you inhale, the nicotine goes from your lungs into your bloodstream and right to your brain in a matter of seconds.


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And then there‘s more...

And then there‘s more...

Nicotine isn’t the only ingredient in a cigarette. In fact, according to the American Lung Association , the average unlit cigarette can contain up to 600 different substances.

As it burns, though, a cigarette may produce 7,000 chemicals

At least 69 of them have been linked to cancer.


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The unspoken deadly  elements other than nicotine found in your cig-

The unspoken deadly elements other than nicotine found in your cig-

  • Acetone. a common ingredient in nail polish remover.
  • Ammonia-It comprises of nitrogen and hydrogen. It’s used in many cleaning supplies.
  • Arsenic-used in many bug killers and weed killers.
  • Benzene- used in fuels.
  • Butane-A flammable compound, found in crude oil.
  • Carbon monoxide-found in car exhaust fumes that’s toxic.
  • Formaldehyde- used as an industrial germicide and fungicide
  • Lead. This toxic chemical is known for its damaging effects on the brain and nervous system, especially in children.
  • Tar. This is a thick liquid produced from burning carbon-based matter, often used to pave roads.


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So nicotine likes to trick our brain (like coffee!)

So nicotine likes to trick our brain (like coffee!)

  • The brain is a hive of activity with billions of neurons processing,storing and sending information all the time.This is carried out by chemical messengers called neurotransmitter.
  • Nicotine is shaped similar to a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine (ACh). It mimics it when nicotine is in your body. This cause signaling activity in your brain to increase when you smoke, and you feel more energized.
  • Over time,brain start to compensate by making fewer ACh receptors. When you stop smoking and your nicotine levels go down, your body craves it because your brain isn’t making enough ACh on its own.


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Other side effects of nicotine-

Other side effects of nicotine-

Beyond being a potentially addictive substance, some other health effects of nicotine include:

  1. constricted blood vessels- which restricts the flow of blood and may cause damage to your blood vessels
  2. Increased blood pressure
  3. increased risk of stroke and heart attack
  4. increased risk of lung diseases
  5. DNA damage throughout your body that can increase the risk of many cancers
  6. hearing loss
  7. vision loss and an increased risk of eye problems, such as glaucoma and cataracts
  8. loss of skin elasticity due to reduced blood flow, which can cause skin to age prematurely
  9. increased risk of miscarriage


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There is always a better way to live!

There is always a better way to live!

  • Addiction Campus programs aim to treat addiction medically, mentally, and spiritually — in a way that's uniquely tailored to each person.
  • Opting for other safer ways to eventially quit the habit making the process more bearable- nicotine chewing gum, patch, losenzes anf sprays. Remember this is not a permanent solution!
  • e- cigarette, claimed by Ad companies to be safer, might not actually be safer at all. There is evidence of still causing lung cancer.
  • Afterall, your craving is temporary but the damage to your health is permanent!


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