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Am I addicted to cigarettes?

Am I addicted to cigarettes? Topic: Pulling out all the stops case study
July 16, 2019 / By August
Question: Kind of a silly question to ask, but this is how I started to smoke cigs. At first I was totally against it, Id smoke pot at a controllable pace, then times got rough and I had better things to do with my money and since pot is expensive now I come to think about it. I could afford to smoke pot financially and because exams are coming up and I have to be "sober" to study. So I never really had intentions to smoke a cig, but every now and then my uncle would have a cig on the porch, so curiosity led me into trying it. So i tried it and I got a little head rush, and every afternoon, id say to myself "hey lets try it again" the head rush reminded me the effects of pot so that sort of led me on into trying more. This morning I had two, I sorta forced myself on the second one because I didn't want to waste it. Now I'm craving that head rush feeling I just took one from my uncle when the thought of me being addicted came to mind. I've also came to realize... I only smoke when I have nothing else to do but it would be 2 at max (and the second one I really dont want to do in most cases). Do I sound addicted? Because I think I'm not and everyone says, "you are if youre in denial." What are your thoughts on this? I think what I'm going to do is to not smoke at all next week at track how many times I crave one, maybe thatll shed some light? Any ideas, comments or thoughts ill be thankful for :) BTW Lets say I came to the conclusion that I was addicted, what are some solutions to quit?(even though I highly doubt I am)
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Vickie Vickie | 4 days ago
K your on your way to addiction. The nicotine in the cigs is getting to you. If you want to quit without spending much money then make a list of reasons why you want to stop. When you crave a smoke pull out the list instead here are some thing to put on it: -7 in 10 girls say they'd never date a guy who smokes. 8 in 10 guys say the same about girls who smoke -It makes you ugly. (Yellow teeth, ugly skin) -It makes you smell (Like soooo bad) -It makes you less independent (think, you just got inside an office building cuz you have business there or you work there and you start craving a cig. It's snowing, raining, and hailing outside and just because of that craving you gotta go stand in that ugly weather. you aren't in control anymore) -It'll kill you and cost you a whole lot of money in the process -It'll kill the people around you (slowly but surely) A pricey solution to quit = nicotine gum hate that head rush, just hate it. pretend its your enemy.
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Vickie Originally Answered: My parents think I'm addicted to my computer?
They're overly concerned because at your age, computers weren't widespread enough to be a thing for them. Point out that when they were your age, they must have had some sort of hobby or distraction they could rely on to get them through the day, either reading or music or anything along those lines, and their parents probably thought they were wasting their time on that too. To get out of sports, say you've considered it, but you don't want to deal with all the marijuana use the other sporty kids are into. To get out of the family thing, ask them to play 2 player games with you, and then look disappointed and confused when they say no. Then the next time they ask, mention you tried but they weren't interested. I'm pretty sure I tried this last one when I was younger and it worked like a charm.

Shaelyn Shaelyn
in the first week you'll still be physically addicted to them. it actually takes three days to get over the physical addiction, so give two weeks a try - and if that's going well enough go for two months. I used to enjoy the head rush in the morning, too. The nicotine also gives a person sharper mental acuity - that's why schizophrenics self-medicate with them. They also increase your blood pressure temporarily and make it about impossible - except for the wierd ones - to have any kind of an exercise routine ("hack,cough") -- and ultimately kill one in three people. How do you like those odds? The surest way to quit smoking is with the pill, but once I developed a permanent shortness of breath, stopping smoking was no problem at all...
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Onndrea Onndrea
If you have to ask, you probably are. Even if you aren't, pot is one thing (as long as you don't become an idiot with no motivation other than sitting on your couch eating cheetos), but cigarettes will kill you. There is absolutely no point to them, it's just the nicotine that keeps you going back for more. If you'd never tried them, you'd never know. I say this as someone who smoked cigarettes for 3 years and quit a year ago. I recommend you do the same. There's no point in moderating how many cigarettes you smoke or trying to keep it under control. Even if you're not addicted there's no such thing as keeping cigarette smoking under control, because even occasional cigarettes are not healthy. One is not healthy, let alone every day or more.
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Mag Mag
Lightheaded feeling is from your body rejecting nicotine as a foreign substance. If you smoke everyday you will get use to the feeling and the feeling from getting buzz will disappear. It hard to get addicted from smoking if you only smoke for a week. Only routine smoking everyday for months will get you addicted; otherwise smoking once every few month (like me) won't get you addicted, but will give you a light headed feeling. I started smoking when i was 16, but if you have self-control over your smoking, than why not? Quit for a week, and your lung will feel much relax and better. Then if your feeling a need to lit one after a month again, than go for it.
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Kerrie Kerrie
Let someone else track your behavior. Addicts will get cranky and you may not see that in yourself. Also if you want to keep smoking try those e-cigarrettes. They aren't supposed to be harmful to you or try the patches or gum to stop smoking all together.
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Kerrie Originally Answered: My parents think I'm addicted to my computer?
They're overly concerned because at your age, computers weren't widespread enough to be a thing for them. Point out that when they were your age, they must have had some sort of hobby or distraction they could rely on to get them through the day, either reading or music or anything along those lines, and their parents probably thought they were wasting their time on that too. To get out of sports, say you've considered it, but you don't want to deal with all the marijuana use the other sporty kids are into. To get out of the family thing, ask them to play 2 player games with you, and then look disappointed and confused when they say no. Then the next time they ask, mention you tried but they weren't interested. I'm pretty sure I tried this last one when I was younger and it worked like a charm.

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