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To smoke and drink or not to do so is not the question here The question in fact is the very nature of these indulgences Why do we adhere to them so religiously That is because they are forms of pleasure that we think we cant do without Nicotine is a relaxant of some sort and we seem to rely on it Not knowing why we think we are hooked to them Id like to concentrate more towards smoking because that is what most teenagers are into these days I have a lot of friends that smoke and drink and all of them seem to believe that they are hooked onto it Yet I find it hard to believe since not only have I read but seen examples of people quitting smoking and drinking after being indulged in it for more than a decade This leads me to think about the origin of addiction itself Once reading a psychologists journal I came across one psychiatrist observing the following Insomniacs are in most cases people who have convinced themselves subconsciously that they do not need sleep thus suffer from the lack of it So it is in my view that addiction is a state of mind I dont think it is prudent to include pages and pages of medical data but I suppose everybody agrees that the pang and urge to have nicotine and alcohol is 75 based on psychological factors than that of physical Only in cases of more severe drugs like heroin could I agree that it is indeed an addiction of physical nature Nevertheless Id like to indicate that smoking and drinking are only choices we take to live by Beyond that they are nothing more than indulgences As I mentioned earlier people who seem to have smoked for more than a decade seem to leave these immoderations almost immediately This leads us to notice that such are
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