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How Addictive Are Cigarettes?

People commonly use the word addiction with regard to their smoking habits, as if to throw up their hands and say “See I’m addicted, I’m helpless to resist, there is nothing that I can do.”

However, depite the common belief that nicotine is a highly addictive substance no official laboratory study has been able to definitively state that Nicotine is highly physically addictive.

Not highly addictive? Really?

When people are truly addicted to substances like Heroin or Cocaine you see a common factor. When these addicts are deprived of these substances the body malfunctions. Now, no one’s body malfunctions when they stop smoking. Thousands of people quit every day and their body doesn’t experience any of the physical withdrawal symptoms that you might see from a real addiction. It simply does not happen.

For example, no one wakes up in the night needing a cigarette. Yet Heroin and Cocaine addicts will wake in the night for a hit just to be able to get back to sleep.

What about a movie? Everyone can easily watch a good movie in a movie theater and sit through the entire show without a cigarette yet maybe a smoker would claim that they find it difficult to go 2 hours without smoking!

Ah, you may say….”So – why then does everyone think that cigarettes are addictive?”

Now…I’m not into conspiracy theories here but lets think for a short moment about whose interest it’s in for you to think that cigarettes are addictive…There’s only one. The Tobacco Companies!

Just think what a great marketing tool this is for ANY product!

Convince the purchaser that they cannot live without it

But the main point is this…

If you were addicted to cigarettes your body would malfunction without them. You know that your body does not malfunction without cigarettes …therefore there is no physical addiction.

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