Nicotine is the drug that is put in cigarettes to make them more addictive, and is thought to be more addictive than heroin. Cancer is the number one cause of smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Australia.
However, this is false, the reality is that nicotine will give a temporary feeling of relaxation, but soon gives way to increased anxiety and stress, making you feel worse with many overwhelming withdrawal symptoms.
This is about 2.5 million people.
One in seven Australians (14%) aged 15 and over smoke nicotine.
Many people start smoking when they are teenagers to cope with stress or out of peer pressure.Smoking is also used online and on TV which can influence people.
Nicotine is a stimulant that is supposed to speed up messages coming from the brain to your body.
Smoking nicotine is believed to help relieve stress, calm your mind and make you more focused. It is taken commonly when a person feels depressed, stressed or anxious.
Pregnant ladies who smoke nicotine give their babies and increased chance for obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes type 2 and more.
Smoking nicotine has effects on yourself that include pneumonia, vomiting, increased risk of a stroke and many more.
Nicotine also have many long-term physical effects, that can not only effect yourself, but others too.
If you ever approach a person addicted to nicotine or cigarettes, you should inform them of the effects. Make sure not to push them though, if they truly like smoking you will not be able to influence them. Many people addicted to smoking actually want to stop, but you should never force someone.