The data about nicotine which I can't get out of my head is the results from testing the antidepressant Bupropion.
Bupropion reduces the severity of nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. After a seven-week treatment, 27% of subjects who received bupropion reported that an urge to smoke was a problem, versus 56% of those who received placebo. In the same study, 21% of the bupropion group reported mood swings, versus 32% of the placebo group. The bupropion treatment course lasts for seven to twelve weeks, with the patient halting the use of tobacco about ten days into the course. The efficacy of bupropion is similar to that of nicotine replacement therapy. Bupropion approximately doubles the chance of quitting smoking successfully after three months. One year after the treatment, the odds of sustaining smoking cessation are still 1.5 times higher in the bupropion group than in the placebo group.This data seems to tell us a few things:
- Smokers, in many cases, smoke because they are depressed.
- Nicotine, regardless of it's negative consequences, acts as an effective anti-depressant.
- Nicotine can be replaced with another anti-depressant, in some cases.
I smoke and when i see the designs on the boxes it makes me think about what it will do to me but it dosent stop me as there isent alot of support out there for people that want to stop.
I smoke and I ignore the warnings on boxes, even the lungs all messed up or people half dead. I thinks its great we cant smoke indoors anymore but you now smell sweat and alcohol everywhere you go (in clubs).
The UK are putting smokes under the counter so you cant see them and have to ask... this is a brilliant idea as even I wouldnt like asking for something I've been doing for 13 years. (I started when I was 14 to be cool... Good one me!)
I know people who just stop and other who dont. I can go quite a while without smoking if so desired, like a week but then the whole drinking and smoking comes into play. Going back to no smoking indoors, I find that because of this and that I'm in a club I go outside more to socialise because of loud music and because its the only place to go for a smoke I do it more but that could just be an excuse.
I dont know what my point is but just saying... oh yea also, your going to die one day so if you chose to do something which might speed that process up its up to you. I wouldnt say its a wise choice but its yours. I choose to smoke and sometimes I choose not to. Just my £0.02
That post makes no sense to me so I wish you luck understanding it... the great mind of random thoughts and ADHD
I've often wondered why a society will accept something that is bad for you, so long as they can tell you continually how bad it it. If its so bad, make it illegal.
My guess is, regardless of the ROI to the manufacturer, the ROI in terms of tax revenue is doing just fine.
On the other hand it might bankrupt Macdonald's
I think if anyone ever did any polls or research on that matter they'd find out that these warnings have very minimal effect.
Btw here is some interesting smoking statistics
Did anyone see how Obama is gonna fund his health care for kids initiative? .62 cent more for cigs..
If this shit is bad, why then do they continue to tax a health risk to pay for health care.
I should have been a politician. Seems it takes little else than the misuse of turbo tax and a need for greed.