We believe so! Unless you have a genetic mutation for nicotine addiction making things more complicated. Ready to enjoy the benefits of quitting nicotine?
Tobacco kills up to half of its users!
It is known that smoking is the cause of countless serious medical conditions like heart diseases, respiratory problems, lung cancer and others. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death in the world!
According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), around 7 million people die every year from smoking and more than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use. Around 1 million are the non-smokers who die by being exposed to the “second-hand smoke”.
Smoking causes psychological addiction and nicotine is the compound responsible for it. Nicotine binds special receptors in the brain causing a feeling of comfort and pleasure. Those receptors slightly diﬀer from person to person and the mentioned binding is not the same for everyone! That is why some people are more addicted to nicotine and others less!
Your genes can help you quit smoking
Despite bringing so many bad consequences for our health, smoking remains a habit that only a few succeed to give up. WHO estimates that only 5% of people remain non-smokers one year after quitting cigarettes.
If you’ve tried so many different ways to quit smoking and couldn’t succeed, genetics can finally help you.
Scientists have solved the puzzle regarding cigarettes addiction. They discovered that a genetic mutation in the gene CHRNA3 is responsible for nicotine addiction, impacting the number of cigarettes a person smokes.
That is why people with a mutation in the gene CHRNA3 find it much more difficult to quit smoking!
On the other hand, if you are among the lucky 38% of the world population that carry two favourable copies of the CHRNA3 gene (genes come in pairs, remember?), you’ll have a low risk of nicotine addiction! Having this genetic makeup and not smoking means there will be a lower chance that you’ll become addicted to nicotine. This does not mean you should start smoking though. We advise you not to!
However, if you already smoke and discover you have the favourable genes for nicotine addiction, it’ll be easier for you to give up smoking!
Prepared to discover your genes and start enjoying the benefits of quitting nicotine?