We know it’s a filthy habit and we know that it’s bad for health. Yet it’s very difficult to shake off smoking addiction, a fact many non-smokers may not understand. May 31st is observed as World No Tobacco Day world over, and one of the commonest modes of using tobacco is through smoking. For all those non-smokers who fail to understand the fascination behind smoking and the smokers who can’t figure out why they can’t quit, Dr. Era Dutta Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Therapist at Mind Wellness & Fortis Healthcare offers us a brief insight into the psychology of smoking and why nicotine addiction is so hard to shake off. Here’s what she has to say.
1 Peer Pressure Kick-Starts the Behaviour
2 Smoking “Relieves” Stress
3 Smoking Pairs with Drinking
4 Smoking Becomes a Habit
5 Follow Role Models5 Rebel Attitude or Thrill Seeking