Nicotine addiction – causes, effects and the way out of addiction

Nicotine is a chemical compound found primarily in tobacco. The special thing about the drug is that it makes smokers addicted in a very short time.

Scientific findings show that addiction takes place in a very short period of time. It makes us addicted faster than any other drug known to us. Addiction can be triggered after a single cigarette.

The aim of this article is to explain nicotine addiction. In particular, we answer the following questions:

  • What are the effects of nicotine addiction?
  • How fast does nicotine work?
  • How long does the toxin stay in our body?
  • How severe are the withdrawal symptoms?
  • What are the symptoms of nicotine abstinence?
  • How can one quickly and permanently break away from cigarette addiction?

What are the effects of nicotine addiction?

What has long been known is that smoking and nicotine addiction, among many other diseases, causes cancer. (Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation, Bd.111, S.81, 2003).

The consequences of smoking are manifold and severe. Here are some examples of the effects of smoking:

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • lung diseases
  • dental damages

Here you can learn more about the smoking effects.

How quickly does nicotine work?

Each cigarette smoke transmits a small dose of nicotine via the lungs into our blood and then into our brain. The chemical compound is carried into the body with each cigarette inhalation. If you can make 20 drafts with one cigarette, 20 small amounts of nicotine are inhaled through the lungs.

The cigarette works faster than heroin, which a junkie injects into his veins during his regular shot.

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Duration of nicotine addiction: How long is nicotine in the blood?

Studies show that the nicotine level in the blood drops by half in about 30 minutes.

After one hour, the amount of nicotine in the blood drops to a quarter. This is one of the reasons why the average cigarette consumption is around 20 cigarettes a day.

As soon as there is no nicotine left in the body, the withdrawal symptoms (feared unnecessarily by many) begin.

Important: The oh so bad withdrawal symptoms are by far not as bad as many of the smokers think.

Physical dependence on nicotine is very low. 

The reason why many people struggle with the consequences of stopping lies in another place: the mind.

Read more about why people smoke in the following article.

Nicotine in blood

Nicotine is almost completely eliminated from the body within 1 hour.

How severe are the withdrawal symptoms in nicotine addiction?

The truth is that the actual withdrawal symptoms are so weak that most people believe they are not addicted to nicotine. They claim that they have become “accustomed” to smoking.

Many of our seminar participants are angry when we say that nicotine addiction is a drug addiction. Nobody wants to be a drug junkie. But we have to be honest: Nicotine is one of the drugs that causes an enormous addiction. Every smoker (if he has trouble quitting) is a drug addict.

In this article you can find out more about withdrawal symptoms.

Symptoms of nicotine abstinence

Fortunately, the physical effects of nicotine abstinence are very small. There is no physical pain. It is more a feeling of emptiness that spreads through our bodies. Symptoms of this abstinence are for example:

  • nervousness
  • insecurity
  • excitement
  • irritability
  • sleeping difficulties

You can compare addiction to the feeling of hunger. In the case of nicotine addiction, it is a desire for a strong nerve poison.

The interesting thing about nicotine addiction is that the smoker seeks inner peace with a cigarette. He tries to create a state in which he is self-confident and calm.

The paradox is that the smoker already possessed this state before his addiction. Only after intensive training (at the beginning one has to overcome to reach for cigarettes again and again) did he become dependent on cigarettes. Now he convinces himself that he needs the smoke to find this inner peace again.


Free yourself now from nicotine addiction. It’s easier than you think.

How to get rid of nicotine addiction?

We have developed a method to get rid of the cigarette permanently. The advantage of our method is that it works

  • permanently
  • straightaway
  • without withdrawal symptoms
  • without gaining weight

Sounds too good to be true? We don’t believe in magic ourselves. Convince yourself.

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