Cigarettes, How Does Nicotine Work To Make Users Addicted?
Most people probably already know that the nicotine content in a cigarette or tobacco can make us addicted. This substance is considered to be the reason why it is difficult for a person to quit smoking.
However, have you ever thought about how nicotine works to make someone addicted if they use it continuously?
According to psychiatrist Tribowo Ginting, he said that the nicotine consumed will enter the brain receptors and cause the brain to become addicted to nicotine when it is continuously supplied.
When someone smokes, the nicotine content in tobacco is transported directly through the nervous system to the brain, then goes directly to the brain's reward system which gives a sense of pleasure and calm.
Nicotine binds to brain receptors and stimulates the brain to release the hormones vasopressin, serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that can make you feel happy.
However, as the nicotine period in the brain runs out quickly, nicotine only lasts for a short time in the brain. Even with the feeling of pleasure and happiness that is generated. So this is what causes a person to keep smoking so that the brain continues to receive a supply of nicotine so that he can remain happy and calm, until he finally becomes addicted.