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Nicotine is the ingredient that causes physical addiction to tobacco. It's a stimulant and increases activity in the brain just like caffeine, cocaine and amphetamine.
It's also a powerful toxin, which is why you probably coughed your way through that first cigarette all those years ago.
Nicotine in the brain
Did you know?
When you inhale, it takes seven seconds for nicotine to reach the brain.
Nicotine affects every part of the nervous system, including the pleasure centre of the brain. When smokers are asked why they use tobacco, they say:
smoking stimulates and increases concentration.
smoking helps them to relax.
As a smoker, you might smoke some cigarettes to wake yourself up (eg the first one in the morning), and others to help you relax or calm yourself down when stressed.
Nicotine is a stimulant drug, but it works differently in different areas of the brain. For example, it soothes the limbic system, one of our most important emotional centres.
Nicotine and dependency
Nicotine is an addictive substance, which means your body gets used to nicotine and comes to need a certain level to function normally each day. Any less than this dose and you start to feel snappy and on edge.
Few smokers start on 20 a day, but increase their habit over time. The usual pattern is to find smoking unpleasant at first, but the body and brain quickly adapt and you start to experience its enjoyable qualities. You will then find you need to smoke more to feel these effects. Further into your addiction, you will smoke to avoid going into withdrawal between cigarettes.
Nicotine is one of the most dependency-inducing drugs. Even the good feelings you attribute to smoking, ie improved concentration, are really due to relief of the withdrawal effects that come on between cigarettes.
Although people's dependency on nicotine varies widely, once you become 'hooked', nicotine is so addictive that if you start smoking again after a period of quitting, you quickly escalate up to your original habit - even it's been years since your last puff.
It's also why regular smokers can't 'become' social smokers, because as your body adjusts to nicotine, it will need more.