People who are new to tobacco may experience nausea, dizziness, and a few other unpleasant mental effects. These effects diminish over time with repetitive use however tobacco’s main mental effect which never goes away is the nicotine addiction.
Is is argued that nicotine is more addictive that cocaine or heroin. The reason behind this claim is that because once you have gotten your first dose of nicotine, you open a door in your brain which will never be closed and you will crave nicotine your entire life. Other reasons why people find tobacco so appealing is the smell and taste, however over time these effects are obsolete.
Nicotine is similar to caffeine in the sense that it may increase your concentration for a small amount of time, it makes you feel relaxed, and makes you feel happy. However, in tests where nicotine was removed from smokers, many experiences a rapid heart beat, irritability, short temper and anxiety. Some even experienced stress, mild depression and insomnia.
The mental effects of tobacco are often decreased substantially after 20-30 days since the last intake of nicotine, and smokers will not feel the withdrawal symptoms, however the nicotine addiction will still exist a little bit. There is also a high number of people suffering from schizophrenia who smoke, so scientists are currently determining whether there is an actual link between the two or not. It is said that smoking may also trigger other mental diseases.
Tobacco and smoking are mental addictions which are difficult to stop, but that being said, it is not impossible. Quitting smoking is something millions of people do everyday and it is just a matter of willpower to overcome these effects.