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DEMCO wants you to know...................

Smoking hurts YOU!!!

FREE Yourself From Tobacco

Tobacco is a plant (Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica) that contains nicotine, an addictive drug with both stimulant and depressant effects. There are centers that have helped thousands escape their addiction and get on the path to living tobacco-free. Cessation aids and medications can help you quit for good.

Don't be fooled into saying " I only smoke cigarettes " Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical found in cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping products. Nicotine is the main reason why it is so hard to quit smoking. Electronic cigarettes are just as addictive as traditional ones. Both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes contain nicotine, which research suggests may be as addictive as heroin and cocaine.

About 80–90% of people who smoke regularly are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine reaches your brain within 10 seconds of when it enters your body. It causes the brain to release adrenaline, and that creates a buzz of pleasure and energy.

Preclinical models and human studies have demonstrated that nicotine has cognitive-enhancing effects, including improvement of fine motor functions, attention, working memory, and episodic memory.

People also process nicotine differently depending on their genetics. Generally, nicotine will leave your blood within 1 to 3 days after you stop using tobacco, and cotinine ( a chemical substance formed by the breakdown of nicotine) will be gone after 1 to 10 days. Neither nicotine nor cotinine will be detectable in your urine after 3 to 4 days of stopping tobacco products.

Become drug and substance-abuse-FREE in 2023!

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