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What happens to your body when you smoke?
Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you smoke? Smoking is harmful because there are many ingredients in tobacco smoke that can harm your body. The tar in cigarette smoke for example, contains chemicals called carcinogens which encourage the development of cancer cells in the body. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke binds itself to protein molecules in the bloodstream and prevents these protein molecules from carrying enough oxygen around the body. This means that someone who smokes is likely to get out of breath and tired more easily.
Smoking can cause a number of different diseases, including cancer and heart disease so deciding to quit smoking is an incredible thing to do for your health. However, we realise that quitting smoking isn’t easy, so we have compiled a list of quit smoking tips to help you on your journey.
Is nicotine dangerous?
It is the toxins in cigarettes that cause most of the adverse effects of smoking (such as heart disease and cancer) not the nicotine. Many believe that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is as dangerous as smoking but in fact, NRT can help you achieve your quit smoking goal. Find out the real facts about nicotine and NRT here.
Is nicotine a carcinogen?
No. Nicotine has not been proven to cause cancer. It’s the other toxic chemicals in cigarettes, such as tar, that damage your health. Find out the real facts about nicotine and NRT here.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms
When you stop smoking, you will likely experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Some common symptoms are:
- Concentration problems
- Depression or low mood
These symptoms are perfectly normal so don’t panic. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), like NICORETTE®, can relieve these withdrawal symptoms so you can carry on with your day. Find the right product(s) for you.