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Originally posted by MX48K
I have stopped smoking for about a year now, But sometimes when i eat certain foods usually junk food that, contains smgs aspartame etc, i start to very strongly crave a cig,
Could tobacco company's,and junk food company's, both that sell products really bad for your health,have created a additive that is very addictive, that is placed in Tobacco and junk food, I know it sounds unlikely but the first thing people want to do after eating is smoke,
i Do not crave nicotine now, unless i have just eaten, junk food, if i eat home made food, i am fine and don't even think about smoking,
It does seem tobacco company's that are probably loosing millions due, to how many people in the last 10 years have stopped or are trying to stop, would Make deals with junk food company's to re addict people to smoking with out even putting a cig in there mouths,
i image once the addictive chemical or what ever it is, wears off, your brain receptors Would start to go mad, and behave the exact same way they did when they wanted more nicotine,
Um i think i am going to start keeping an eye on what, food i buy in the future, Cant believe i am still craving a cig after stopping for a whole year,edit on 12-8-2011 by MX48K because: (no reason given)
One significant issue is that while all these chemical compounds have been approved as additives to food, they were not tested by burning
Bronchodilators such as cocoa, glycyrrhizin (a component of licorice), and caffeine open the airways and allow the smoke to be drawn more deeply into the lungs. Levulinic acid binds to nicotine receptors in the brain, and increases the brain’s response to nicotine. Sugars are extensively added to cigarettes, especially “reducing sugars” used for the ammonia technology processes that increase vapor freebase nicotine. In fact, a 1990 Brown & William study found that 11.2-12.9% of Marlboro cigarettes were sugars. (Some of the sugars in tobacco are natural, but tobacco companies also add significant amounts of sugars).
According to Victor DeNoble, a former scientist at Phillip Morris, industry scientists suspected that acetaldehyde, produced by burning sugars, could enhance the addictive effects of tobacco. In the early 1980s, he used rats in researching the behavioral effects of acetaldehyde or nicotine alone, and of acetaldehyde combined with nicotine. He found that the product of acetaldehyde and dopamine was highly addictive, providing evidence that a compound in cigarettes other than nicotine could lead to addiction. (He observed that rats will repeatedly press a bar to obtain acetaldehyde). Furthermore, the experiments of Philip Morris (PM) scientists found that the addictive effect of acetaldehyde is “synergistic” with nicotine’s addictive effect, so that the addictive effect of the two compounds when combined together is greater than the sum of each compound’s addictive effect.
I dont think youll ever be over it, though. Addiction doesnt work that way. Once an addict...you know the saying...