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Smoking - giving up smoking

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Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke.

If you have become a smoker, you are probably aware of how hard it is to give up. Don't give up hope though, because it can be done. After all, think of the alternative… continuing to smoke!

The good news is that, if smokers quit smoking, the body repairs itself quite quickly.

The Better Health Channel has many topics in the section Smoking and tobacco including effects on your body, reasons to stop smoking, statistics and financial costs. 

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