- False Relaxation- Nicotine actually stimulates your system, even though it makes you feel relaxed. It produces an increased amount of a chemical, called dopamine, in the brain that when stimulated gives the feeling of pleasure, relaxation and reduced anxiety, but only for a moment. Once the dopamine levels drop, the nicotine addict may feel down or even depressed and lights up another cigarette to feel good again.
- Heart Palpitations/Hypertension- A person who smokes puts an extra strain on their heart every time they have a cigarette. Cigarettes also contain carbon monoxide, which makes it more difficult for your body to get the oxygen it needs. To compensate, blood flow to the extremities is reduced.
- Suppressed Immune System- Nicotine affects the production of a type of white blood cell, which is produced in bone marrow and defends against infection and disease. Researchers found that nicotine-tainted cells were less able to seek and destroy bacteria than normal cells, and that nicotine suppresses an important cell function that helps kill invading bacteria. Thus causing a lowered resistance to colds and the flu.
- Reduced body Senses- Smokers have bad breath, stained teeth and fingers. The nicotine addict's sense of smell and taste are less sensitive than a non-smoker's are, therefore they don't notice how they smell to others. The body is constantly trying to detox through the skin, which causes a bitter/pungent smell of a smokers body. Appetite is reduced as well.
- Wrinkles- Nicotine addicts lose their hair and develop wrinkles at a younger age than non-smokers. Healthy skin perpetually regenerates. While old collagen is broken down and removed new collagen is produced. Researchers have found that smoke causes a marked reduction in the production of new collagen. A lack of new collagen results in the development of wrinkles.
- Reproductive problems- Men who smoke may have fertility problems, and women who use tobacco products are at increased risk of miscarriage, having a low birth weight baby, or going into labor early. Painful menstrual periods or an irregular cycle may be caused by smoking.
- Cancer, Disease, and Death- About half of people who smoke will die as the result of their habit. Smoking causes cancer in several parts of the body, including the lungs, mouth, throat, and voice box. It also increases a person's chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Nicotine addiction has been linked to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
- Financially Expensive- Not only does smoking cost your health, but also puts a strain on your pocketbook. Read this article to learn more.
Eucalyptus radiata will help stop the cravings. It cleans out the receptor sites. Every 10-15 minutes, apply 1 drop on back of hand and lick it off. (Not tasty, but effective)
To get the lungs regenerated, apply 1 drop of Eucalyptus and 1 drop Peppermint on the chest (male) and on back for (female) . Then place a warm compress over the area until it cools.
Bergamot will also help stop the cravings of nicotine. Apply 1-2 drops on bottoms of feet several times a day.
Until your brain's dopamine chemicals level out on their own, use Frankincense for depression. Split 2-3 drops and place on the crown, back of neck, and tops of ears. (Always smell it. Frankincense will cross the blood brain barrier) Do this as often as necessary.
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