To better understand my addiction I’m looking into some of the possible reasons I might have become a smoker in the first place. So what are the known effects of nicotine?
An article by Dan Hurley at Discover Magazines website says:
“Nicotine — delivered by chewing gum or transdermal patch — may prove to be a weirdly, improbably effective drug for relieving or preventing a variety of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Tourette’s and schizophrenia. It might even improve attention and focus enough to qualify as a cognitive enhancer”
A “cognitive enhancer”… yes I would agree with that. Initially I think that was the effect, and was the reason for the strong attraction.
I’m just getting started on this. What I am expecting to find to be the largest part of the addiction, is that I am using tobacco to relieve chronic, systemic inflammation. I also think I might find that smoking also exacerbates the condition. That is my current theory, based on nothing but how I feel physically.