When it comes to trying to quit smoking, there's more to it than willpower. Learn about the role alcohol plays with smoking, on this Moment of Science.
What makes adolescents so vulnerable to developing addictions to substances like nicotine, alcohol, and drugs.
Although tobacco companies advertise some cigarettes as “light,” this is just an advertising ploy to obscure the risks associated with smoking–smoking a light cigarette is just as risky as smoking a regular one.
Anyone who has quit smoking knows that there is a strong possibility they’ll gain weight. One of the really interesting things about the nicotine in cigarettes is that it works in two ways. When you take a long drag, it acts as a tranquilizer, but when you inhale in short puffs, it acts as a stimulant.
When you first happen upon that special someone, you start to feel romantic, passionate, giddy and euphoric. These feelings aren’t purely psychological. If we were to take a blood sample, we’d discover high levels of certain chemicals in your blood.