Whats it with smoking?
August 16, 2009 9:35pm CST
So many people around us smoke and even though they are aware of the health hazards they are not ready to quit. What is it that makes you so addicted to smoking, why is not possible to quit smoking, at least if not of life at least think about the life that is gonna be difficult for the people around you, if something happens to you they are gonna be affected because of your habit. Why cant people stop smoking and what pleasure it gives to the smokers
• United States
17 Aug 09
It is not that it makes you feel good, but the ingredients are extremely addictive. People know they need to quit, but your body actually needs the nicotine and that is why it is so hard to quit. I tried quitting for about a year until I finally quit 8 months ago. It was the hardest thing I have ever done because you do go through withdrawals. But, it was the best thing I ever did and I am still smoke free.
17 Aug 09
I am not much of a smoker myself, but I have wanted to be at times. I have wanted to do it because of the sense of time you get, like being free almost for those few minutes when you are sat somewhere smoking, the 'cool' factor is present too, though I only ever smoke alone (my family wouldn't approve) so it is not an overriding issue. The most recent time I smoked was because I was just miserable, and it was the nearest thing to hand that wouldn't make me fat lol. It has never really become addictive though, it would more be a habit thing, or something to set my mind at ease for a little bit of time. The expense and social stigma would put me off taking it up fully though, but I guess in the past when those weren't real issues it was easier to start, and now those people just aren't able to stop with all the other stresses they are facing these days. But definitely, mentality would be the main reason I think people smoke, aside from addictiveness, it would be my reason anyway!