You have always been told that Nicotine is bad for your health and so you must forsake your dear nicotine, your partner of weal and woe. You have shared most delicate private moments with nicotine. In your stress and depression nicotine lifted your spirit, when you were tired, nicotine assured you to fill your body with energy, when you were bored, nicotine made you feel enthusiastic about whatever you were doing. You are in love with your NICO-darling, how can you betray your love? True, you make a point. Nicotine did award you a euphoric feeling every time you pressed it with your lips. How can you give up this extraordinary excitement with every nicotine kiss! It is really tough…not because you just love nicotine, but for the fact your NICO-darling has captivated you in such a way, that you fail to notice that you have become a slave to it. You have become addicted to cigarette, and now you can not imagine anything beyond the poisonous puffs.
What is there in those puffs of nicotine? Hold your heart, I am going to smother it with some hard facts. The organic compound nicotine is C10H14N2, a natural liquid alkaloid, made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sometimes oxygen. Your cigarette contains approximately 8 to 20 mg of nicotine and out of that only around 1 mg is essentially absorbed by your body after smoking a cigarette. After you smoke, it first causes a rapid release of Adrenaline, as a result you experience rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, rapid, shallow breathing. Then nicotine blocks the release of hormone insulin and thereby increases the sugar level in blood. Then nicotine increases the LDL cholesterol that is responsible for damaging arteries. This way, you increase the likelihood of a heart attack or a stroke, by smoking. And you also increase the chances of cancer in your body parts, mainly lungs, and emphysema.
The main role of nicotine, which has more than 3999 compounds including some poisonous compounds, is to make you addicted to cigarette smoking. It is the primary reason for being addictive to cigarettes, it is something like sending a captivating women to seduce the targeted man so that he may be killed easily by the devil. If you have realized that you have been kissing poison since the first fag of your life, I hope you understand that you need to quit smoking as soon as possible. Of course it’s ultimately a matter of your heart’s desire if you wish to keep on ‘sleeping with the enemy’!