How To Handle Cigarette Cravings

Every cigarette you light contains high amount of a powerful drug-more powerful and more
addictive than heroin or cocaine. It is called nicotine. Nicotine is such a powerful drug to the extent
that most cigarette manufacturers have to manipulate the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes
in other to provide consistent flavor smokers enjoy. Though the presence of high
composition of nicotine in cigarettes is not hidden to most smokers, since, most are even making
use of the nicotine in various ways.

Different people smoke for different reasons; however, in this article, we will look at some of the
reasons that are common among smokers. Depression is one of the main reasons why some
light up. Some depressed people use the nicotine in cigarettes to combat depression. As a
result of lack of adequate counseling and motivation from the right source, they end up smoking
when they are depressed. Though many actually know that this is probably not the best option
to fight depression. Usually this behavior can be looked upon as just poor decision making.

Weight control is another reason for smoking. Though this is common among women, it
affects male gender as well. They use nicotine to as a weight control measure. Also this is as a
result of inadequate counseling as there are many ways to control weight gain. This is a good
reason to seek a competent physician’s opinion when you are planning to quit smoking.
Another main reason why some are so involved in the smoking habit is usually as a result of their
peer group’s habits. If you are in group of friends that takes smoking as a hobby there is tendency that the
urge and temptation to smoke will always be there. At the beginning it will be to “fit in” but
gradually it will become habit once you continue being in this group of friends.

In second part of this article we will discuss more about reasons why most people smoke and
how to handle them.