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  1. In such a disease as ulcerative colitis, smoking improves the prognosis of the disease.Reduces the risk of occurrence and reduces the risk of progression in the gut.Although,of course, the harm of smoking is many times greater than the available benefits.

  2. There is one plus, as for me. In many professions, you need to win a person over. This can be done in many ways: gifts, flattery, long conversations, similarity of interests. And one of them is co-smoking. A lot of secrets and revelations can be heard in the “smoking rooms”. It is there that a person can open up to you completely.

  3. When smoking, nicotine affects the acetylcholine receptors, as a result of which, through complex processes in the mesolimbic system, the body's reward mechanism is activated, neurons begin to release dopamine, and the person feels as if he is doing something very good. Moreover, this process affects the concentration of attention and the ability to remember information. But it works so positively only on non-smokers. With regular smoking, the acetylcholine receptor system begins to adjust in accordance with the changed circumstances, which partly explains the effect of addiction to cigarettes.

  4. It should be noted that the usefulness or harmfulness of each aspect of our life is determined by a lot of factors.
    I'll outline a short list of what I've seen in my articles.

    If you answer in essence, then nicotine can be attributed to one of the most affordable nootropics. It has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system and can relieve the symptoms of various types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, for example. It's easy to Google, HERE's a sample. There is no time to look for more solid sources now.
    �There is also a definite link between smoking cravings and schizophrenia, but it is not obvious and difficult to prove. It is believed that nicotine stops the symptoms of this deviation.

    My memory tells me that the benefits of smoking for allergy sufferers were once discussed.

    Blood pressure rises after smoking, someone resorts to this when the pressure is low.

    The effect on metabolism has already been mentioned here.

    There are also interesting statistics – smokers are less likely to suffer from heart attacks.

  5. I couldn't read all the answers in their entirety, but I would like to share a couple of other useful things that I also know about smoking. So, the first of them is the effect on metabolism. A smoker has a higher metabolic rate. Accordingly, the same fact can be explained by the fact that a person quickly gains weight after quitting smoking. The second is the well-known “Ministry of Health warns-nicotine pushes shit”. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly how this happens, but even from personal experience I can note the positive effect of smoking on my digestive processes. It would also be interesting to mention menthol cigarettes-again, from personal experience. When I'm sick, I smoke menthol cigarettes to help with a sore throat and punch my nose. And, believe me, this helps for the reason that the smoke of such cigarettes contains essential oils that have this healing property.

  6. Time management has an article about fast and slow thinking. Fast is necessary to make short-term decisions here and now. A slow time to think about strategically important things. Everyone finds something to do for such a pastime: a pen with paper, tea.�

    I found myself smoking. It's not like you run out of the car, take out a cigarette, and smoke in a hurry. Other. In the evening, especially after reading a book, you go out on the balcony, look down on the city, take a drag and think.�

    Imagine how you see your future, what you need to strive for and what to do tomorrow. While smoking, new ideas, thoughts, and solutions come up that would be useful to me or my business.�It helps me a lot.�

    By the way, it is not necessary to smoke cigarettes for this. I love hand-rolled cigarettes-fresh natural tobacco is much nicer.

  7. I would like to expand a little on Nikita's post.

    There is such a weight as a certain “reward card”, this is a complex of systems, the exact names of which I do not know, but since I have been smoking for almost 10 years, I can explain from the point of view of in vitro.�

    The essence of dopamine reward is initially built on the most vital asset of any creature-food. In a nutshell, it works like this: we see a banana, we can't reach it, we take a stick and knock it down. While we chew, a number of hormones are released that are actively involved in fixing axonal connections and, accordingly, a number of activation sequences that helped us release dopamine. The next time we pick up a stick, the idea will come to us through a thicker axon connection, which means that it will be faster.

    Nicotine acts in a similar way, and there are both disadvantages (adaptation of the mechanism to constant forced activation) and pros:

    • you can smoke instead of eating. Knocks down the feeling of hunger.

    • it's easy to “switch”. For example, we are writing an important document. Finished writing, smoked and read it with a “fresh” look.

    • it is convenient if you need to fix something, whether it is a new programming method or an exercise.

    • you can forcibly turn on the release of dopamine if you are sad/have nothing to do. But it is not necessary in the second option.

    • calms you down. However, this is already associated with the somatic aspect of smoking.

    • if you get very confused and smoke “consciously”, you can hack the brain a little. But there are also simpler methods.

    • you can replace smoking with other habits.

  8. The relaxing, calming effect of smoking is also shown by the normalization of breathing – for example, you are on edge, nervous, angry, your heartbeat increases, and then you go out into the fresh air and take deep breaths in and out in the same rhythm while smoking. A kind of breathing exercise, although harmful to health in general.

    Well, yes, all the interesting conversations usually take place in the smoking room, work moments are clarified, and informal communication is in full swing)

  9. I don't want to copy the response of the Dump Truck Driver, but smoke breaks can really be considered useful. For example, I worked once in the summer in the kitchen, the temperature there was +50 Celsius, and there were no excuses to go out to cool off (it was +30 outside). And here, please, the saving habit has never helped me out in this hell, although I still lost 1.5 kg in five days and quit for fear of shrinking to death. As my favorite literature teacher used to say,”Smokers smoke, non-smokers work.”

  10. Oddly enough, from a medical point of view, there are also benefits from smoking. It is believed that cigarette smoke helps with aphthous stomatitis (these are periodically appearing ulcerative wounds in the mouth that last for two weeks and can be very painful). There is no therapy for this disease, but smoking seems to prevent the appearance of these ulcers and accelerates the regeneration of the mucous membrane.

  11. You've outlined an interesting topic. Here is a real-life example.

    In 98, I worked on unloading paper and plastic goods, well, they say spoons, disposable forks and similar slag. So if you think about the bullshit in your head, and not the load, but when the same cups in blocks of 500-1000+ are already willy-nilly felt, and as the plates go so there is already no bone ache at all.

    I'm getting somewhere. There were only 8 heads of us at the facility, four of them were tarred. We had a smoke break every 30 minutes, and the trick, brother, is that the one who didn't smoke – unloaded these chests further. They only had one break to go swimming.

    I quickly bought out the theme and also began to go out with kents. The worst part is that I didn't even spend money on papyrus. Always treated hard workers. In total, we plowed less than 40 minutes, or even an hour. And that was a big deal, brother.

    Such cases. He hugged me.

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