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Myths

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The stress relieved by smoking isn’t actually stress at all, it is nicotine withdrawal. Your brain is telling your body you need more nicotine. So when you have a cigarette, that craving is satisfied and you feel an artificial feeling of calm.
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Nicotine hits your brain in just seven seconds and is as addictive as heroin. It can often take a number of attempts before you are able to quit‚ but each time is an important step to becoming smoke free. Smoking is a tough addiction‚ but with willpower you can make the change.
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Smoking can give you smelly clothes‚ hair‚ and breath‚ and yellow stained fingers and teeth. It also makes you look older by drying out your skin and giving you wrinkles. Will you still feel cool in a few years time when you have more wrinkles than your friends and a hacking cough?

 
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Second-hand smoke (breathing in other people’s smoke) can cause damage including lung cancer and other smoking related diseases. The impact of other people’s smoke is considered to be so dangerous that in summer 2007‚ smoking was banned in all enclosed public spaces across the UK.

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It is true that the most of the diseases suffered by smokers occur after the age of 50. However‚ many people do suffer from illnesses before this age‚ including gangrene‚ ulcers and respiratory disease. The problem is‚ the earlier you start smoking the more likely you are to suffer from a smoking related disease when you are older. Is it worth the risk?

 

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