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Information about the smoking habit. Advices to stop smoking. Natural drugs to help get rid of the smoking habit
At this page you will find information about the causes of smoking addiction and the mechanisms that maintain this addiction. Then you will find advices to help you stop the habit of smoking. Further down you also find presentation of natural products to help stop smoking and products to combat other health problems.
About causes and dynamics of smoking addiction
The addiction to smoking which also is an addiction to the substance nicotine has several components. The better one are aware of these components and understand them, the better is the chance for succeeding in stopping the smoking habit. Here is a survey of the components that addiction to smoke consist of.
THE SOCIAL COMPONENT
To some extend the habit of smoking is a product of socialization. Socialization is simply the tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour one sees other persons in the society exhibit. Socialisation is one major way children and young people learn social skills. Children and teenagers learn skills necessary to live and work in the society by a socialisation process. Unfortunately also bad habits and bad ways of thinking is learned the same way.
If one lives or works together with other smoking individuals, one will more or less automatic adopt these individuals smoking habits. If one then tries to break out of the social structure, one will feel anxiety for not being accepted any more by the social group one is a part of.
If the other individuals also make moves to threaten or freeze out an individual trying to brake the smoking habit, the difficulty of breaking out of the habit will be even greater. The threatening actions may not even be very serious to frighten a person from braking out of such a socially standardized habit, and may not even be meant as a threat.
When a person have done something many times and frequently enough, there will be created a pattern of automatic repetition of that particular behaviour. This is especially true if the particular action is done in a distinct recognizable situation.
Such a component of automatic repetition is always a component in the smoking habit. It you want to quit smoking, you should make an investigation to find out in which situations and which environment you usually take a cigarette.
To avoid the situations or environments where you use to smoke, or to deliberately alter these situations can be of use when one aims to quit smoking.
NICOTINE USED AS A SELF MEDICATION
The reason for nicotine being so addictie is a combined calming effect on unpleasanst tension, anxiety and feeling of stress combined with an increase in allertness and in good feelings.
Nicotine has a tranquilizing effect upon nervous feelings, it has some anti-depressive effect, at least in the short run, and it makes a person feel more awake. A person suffering from nervousness or from depressive symptoms may feel that the smoking helps him against his mental symptoms.
However, gradually there will be a need for steadily higher doses of nicotine to give these good effects, and if there is a lack of nicotine in the body, the nervous or depressive feelings will be greater than before.
This gratification, but with the need for steadily higher doses to get the good effects is a major incentive for the smoking habit. You should consider if this anti-depressive or tranquilizing effect is a reason for your smoking. Then you should try to find other ways to achieve the same effect. Engaging in some sport or outdoor life will often make you feel less depressed. If the depressive feelings are more serious, some appropriate treatment can be necessary.
POSSIBLE USE OF ADDITIVES IN CIGARETTES TO INCREASE ADICTIVENESS
The tobacco industry has for some times been accused of adding substances to cigarettes that mekes them more addictive than thei would be in the first place. The industry usually claims that this is nonsense and that any additives are there to increase the quality of the product and that any additive is also covermentally appoved.
Some additives are there to make the smoke less dangerous, according to the tobaco industry. But others claim that these additives do not have any good health effect but makes it more easy to increase the consume of cigarettes.
More specifically the accusations are about these types of addidtives:
-Additives to make cigarettes release higher levels of 'free' nicotine.
- Additives to improve the taste of tobacco smoke
- Sweeteners and chocolate to make the taste of the cigarette in the mouth more pleasant to children
- Eugenol and menthol added to numb the throat som that it is not so easy to feel the side effects of the smoke.
- Additives to dilate the airways giving more easy passage for the inicotine into the deep levels of the lungs.
- Substances to mask the smell and visibility of smoke in a room with active smokers.
- Additives to take away tar from the smoke.
THE PLEASURE COMPONENT
There is to some degree a plain and direct pleasure connected with smoking. This pleasure is in itself a good effect. This good effect is probably in most cases too small compared to the painful effects of smoking, but will gives a temptation for an individual to continue the habit. However, also this pleasure effect will gradually be difficult to obtain without increasing the doses.
If the plain pleasure of smoking is a main reason for your habit, then you should try to find other sources of pleasure instead, for example some good food, some good music or some erotic action.
THE NERVOUS MECHANISMS WORKING BY ADDICTION
The normal brain has signal substances with a tranquilizing effect, and substances with a stimulating effect upon nerve cells. Like most narcotic substances, nicotine act like a signal substance by fitting into receptors on some brain cells.
Nicotine attaches itself into some receptors and thus give the nerve cell having these receptors a signal. The cells getting such a signal from nicotine, will react by secreting another signal substance, dopamine that influence still other cells. Dopamine will tranquilize some brain cells and stimulate others, and the total effect of this is the pleasurable effects of smoking.
However, when nicotine steadily induces dopamine release, the brain will gradually decrease the production of dopamine when nicotine is not present, and the brain will feel a steadily greater need for nicotine to work normally and feel well.
A PHYSIOLOGICAL EVIL SPIRAL Over some time smoking will decrease the physiological abilities on many levels. Substances in the smoke will destroy and paralyze the cleansing mechanisms in the thrachea and the bronchi, especially the small hairn on the inner lining that constantly throw deposits and slime upwards so that they can be coughed out. This will make the airpipe narrower and less able to deliver oxygen into the lungs.
The heart will work less well, and there will develop more atherosclerosis clogging the blood vessels. All these changes and damages make an addict generally feel weak.
When the addict is smoking ,the nicotine stimulatse the body on many levels so that he feels stronger and gets a temporarily higher ability to be active. This is because nicotine activates the sympathetic nervous system that prepares the body for action: The airpe relaxes an widens, the heart works harder, the blood vessels that furnisnes blood to body areas use by external action widen, the uptake of oxygen increases.
But for each smoke the genral damages increase and the genral basic weakness will therby also increase, and the temporal relief by smoking will be steadily less effective.
THE HISTORY OF SMOKING Before Columbus discovered America, tobacco and tobacco smoking was unknown in Europe or Asia. Columbus brought the tobacco plant to Europe, and thus introduced smoking in Europe. In America, the indians have smoked tobacco since long before our time. The Maya indians smoked tobacco, and it is found a stone pipe from 1000 BC on the island Marajó in Brazil that were used to smoking. It is also found a stone pipe from the year 2700 BC at the city of Alberta in Canada, but one is not sure if this is used to smoking. In many indian tribes the smoking had a highly ritualistic role, for example during negotiations about peace.
Some Advices to Get Rid of the Smoking Habit
It is not easy to rid oneself from the habit of smoking or other tobaco abuse. This is because smoking in spite of the harm being greater than the good effects fill some deep needs.
- It gives some degree of pleasure that however can vary
- It calms down unpleasant feeling of nervousness and agitation, both feelings resultant from abstinence of nocotine and such feelings from other causes.
- It enhances allertnessand feeling of strenght.
- It provides some daily ritual and fullfills the need for having something to suck at.
The quit smoking successfully these needs must be provided with some other means whwn one tries to cease the habit.
Some experts recommand to quit the habit abruptly, others will recommand a more gradual process.
In either case one should find other means of providing the above mensioned needs an begin using them just before one do a serious effort to quit.
Improve your diet
An improvement of the diet will make you feel stronger and more allert and will fullfill some of the needs that make you use nicotine. Eant 4 full-valued meals each day consisting of natural food without industrially processed ingredients. Such a meal kostsist of protein sources like: Fish, lean meat, foul, mushrooms and seafood. It consist further of carbohydrate sources like full corn cereals or full corn bread, peas, beans, potatoes and other starch-rich root vegetables. And it consists of some fat source like olive oil, flax,oil, fat fish, nuts or sunflower seeds. Nuts, sunflower seeds and almonds are also proteine-rich. And each meal should have some vegetables or fruit.
Have some regular exercise
Some daily exercise will make you feel stronger and will also fulfill the need for some daily ritual.
Do something to divert the craving for tobaco
Having something to chew at when the craving for nicotine manifests itself can help, for example losenges or chewing gum. Taking a cup of coffee or tea instead of the cigarette can help you get more allert. Letting someone massage you with some aromatherapy remedies can also be a good way of taking the attention away from the craving for nicotine.
Use some natural supplement
Some natural herbal supplements can give you a mild calming effect combined with a stimulating effects in some of the same ways as nicotine. Supplements can also contain vitamins and minerals that make you feel stronger.
Use of other nicotine sources
Use of nicotine patches or nicotine gum some time can make it easier to throw away the cigarette. Pure nicotine without the smoke and other components in tobaco is less dangerous than tobaco itself. But still nicotine is not good for your health and use of such remedies should only be a temporary remedy.
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