Fear of Cigarette Smoke and the Brain Reaction on Nicotine


  •   Branislav R. Tanasic


 Nicotine addiction is categorized as severe addiction immediately behind heroin. The third place on the list is cocaine addiction, followed by alcohol, etc. Nicotine is a powerful psychoactive substance that disrupts bio-cell processes and changes behavior. It causes dependence on smokers, but tar is a highly potent killing substance. Therefore, in 1965 the US Congress passed a law on mandatory health warning stickers on tobacco packs. Numerous studies have shown that the health warning does not affect the reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked, contrary to this warning motivates smokers to light-up a new cigarette. What actually happens in the smoker's heads and why? s the health warning a subtly designed subliminal message, or is its opposite effect a consequence of the brain filtration mechanism, or is it simply a synergy of the above-mentioned phenomena?

Keywords: nicotine, smoke, tobacco, warning label.


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Tanasic, B. (2019). Fear of Cigarette Smoke and the Brain Reaction on Nicotine. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(5). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2019.1.5.110