Why You Should Quit Smoking Right Now | World No Tobacco Day | May 31
Within merely 10 seconds of your first drag, the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke get into your brain, heart, and other organs. Smoking harms every part of your body and increases your risk of many illnesses. Smoking also impacts how you look and feel, your finances, and the people close to you.
What happens in your body
When you smoke, toxic chemicals penetrate your lungs and get distributed through your body. They can:
reach your brain, heart, and other organs within 10 seconds of your first puff
go everywhere your blood flows, spoiling every part of your body.
Even if you don’t inhale tobacco smoke, you still absorb toxic chemicals through the lining of your mouth.
How you become addicted
The nicotine in tobacco is highly addictive. It makes your brain release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is a ‘feel-good chemical' that:
makes you feel satisfied