What is an addiction?
According to the Cambridge dictionary addiction is:
“An inability to stop doing or using something, especially something harmful.”
This means that, even though you might know that certain behaviour is harmful to you, you are unable to stop doing it completely.
For example, you might say: “I know this is bad for me, it is just that I do not want to quit it!” Well, even this common statement is indicative of addiction.
Smoking can increase your chance of developing:
Smoking can cause
Passive smoking has similar effects to smoking!
You may say: “I know smoking is harmful, but it is impossible to quit it!”
Well, if you try quitting smoking on your own, it will surely be hard. However, if this effort is organized and monitored by professionals, the chance of quitting skyrockets.
Picture this: out of 100 people, only 4 to 7 will stop smoking without the assistance of a professional. By combining pharmacological and behavioural treatment, up to 45 will quit smoking in the short term.
There are multiple smoking cessation programs freely available near you. Find the one that best suits your needs!!!