Myths About Smoking <p><b>One drop of nicotine can kill a horse.</b></p> <p>2 mg of nicotine is swallowed during the process of smoking. So according to this popular myth, a pack of cigarette is enough to kick the bucket.</p> <p>However nicotine is not a carcinogen, i.e. its consumption produce nothing but...addiction. Nicotine is a drug and this is the substance heavy smokers are addicted to.</p> <p><b>Smoking relieves stress.</b></p> <p>There are special components in tobacco slowing down the brain processes. That's the reason why cigarette can ease the nerves for a short period of time.</p> <p><b>Cigarette as a part of a diet plan.</b></p> <p>Smoking can reduce hunger. But there are other better ways to fight off this impulse. For example water or juice drinking helps you to keep your thought off food.</p> <p><b>If your parents smoke you are more likely to smoke.</b></p> <p>This statement is not actually grounded on medical facts. The reason why pregnant women are urged to give up smoking is not in fear of baby's nicotine addiction in future. It's a well-known fact: cigarettes can cause miscarriage and health problems of a baby.</p> <p><b>Everyone tried smoking.</b></p> <p>According to polls, by no means all show a special interest to the taste of a cigarette. Some even didn't want to know what it felt like to inhale tobacco smoke.</p> <div style="text-align:center"><img src="/img_news/cigarettes_myths.jpg" style="border:0;width:425px;height:282px" alt="cigarettes myths" /></div>