Leader Nicotine Lozenges 2mg Mint - 72ct
Nicotine is a stronger addiction than most people realize and cigarettes
are a very efficient nicotine delivery system. Each puff sends nicotine
to the brain within 10 seconds, activating areas of the brain that
produce feelings of pleasure and reward by raising dopamine levels.
Dopamine is the same substance involved in addiction like cocaine and
heroin. So we have another puff. And another. Soon the brain's chemical
structure actually changes. It becomes hooked into wanting more and more
nicotine to make the effects last. When the brain stops getting the
nicotine it's used to, we begin to feel withdrawal cravings actually the
brain craving nicotine. As this nicotine addiction sets in, the brain
links everyday habits with smoking, boosting the role of cigarettes.
Normal everyday activities begin to trigger the urge to smoke. Drinking
coffee in the morning. Talking on the phone. Work breaks. Driving. So
when you try to quit smoking, you're actually fighting a battle on two
fronts: 1) physical that is, nicotine addiction and 2) habitual, the
activities, moods and events linked with smoking.