Tobacco smoking, nicotine consumption, nicotine abuse
27% of the population actively smokes, which means inhaling tobacco smoke. Regular nicotine consumption has, in addition to the positive psychological consequences such as a sense of belonging or enjoyment, a large number of health-damaging consequences and can be addictive. The effect of nicotine on the brain is responsible for the development of addiction when smoking, while the numerous chemical substances contained in tobacco products are harmful to health.
Diseases associated with smoking are caused by both active and passive smoking. These include, for example, cardiovascular diseases, cancer or respiratory diseases. There are several ways to break the nicotine habit and it is best to do so with professional help.
The most successful are nicotine replacement therapy, drug therapy, behavioral therapy or a combination of the mentioned methods. If smoking cessation is successful, the risks of contracting the above-mentioned diseases decrease with the duration of the smoke-free period.
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