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Nicotine Addiction And The Effects On Your Body

Julie Paarmann - Saturday, June 15, 2013

There has been a lot of research carried out on the effects of nicotine addiction on the body and its organs. Studies have shown that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances and it is believed to be even more addictive than heroin or cocaine. Unfortunately it isn’t illegal to take this substance so it is readily available, which makes it easy for the young and old alike to feed their habit.

Smoking nicotine, with the effects it has on the body, causes more deaths than any other addiction there is and if people knew the outcome of their nicotine addiction they probably wouldn’t take it up in the first place. Nicotine actually increases your heart rate and blood pressure, which over a prolonged period of time can cause a heart attack.

It isn’t just your heart that is affected by smoking and inhaling nicotine, it actually causes harm to practically all the organs in your body. Lung cancer is another horrible disease that your nicotine addiction can cause, in fact smoking cigarettes can cause up to 90% of lung cancer cases. Cancer of the mouth, larynx and oesophagus can also be attributed to smoking as well as the pancreas, stomach and in some case acute myeloid leukaemia.

Giving up smoking and your nicotine addiction may not be easy but after reading some of the statistics about the deaths caused by smoking then it is something that you should look into.