I recently came across this brief video from the Mayo Clinic that demonstrates the way in which nicotine stimulates receptors in the brain to release dopamine, thus triggering a pleasure response, and how, over time, the brain's anatomy changes as the number of nicotine receptors increases.
We all know about the many health risks associated with smoking, From cancers of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx, to shortened life spans compared to those of non-smokers, the outlook for smokers is never positive. All the more reason, then, to partner with your doctor to find a way to kick the habit — once and for all.
We all are aware of the dangers of smoking and the many health benefits that come with quitting, but sometimes you just need an extra nudge to take that first step.
The following article offers 25 ways to stop smoking cigarettes — and ways to quit smoking for good — that can help you lead a healthier, smoke-free life.