The Psychology Behind The Smoking Habit

People interested in buying cigarettes will be confronted not with company logos but with health warnings printed in large fonts. Other packages will feature graphic images of diseased, tarry lungs and clogged arteries. — Sarah Cotterill, PhD

Why would someone consider smoking a cigarette when people know it contains tons of harmful chemicals? A piece of cigarette carries more than 4000 damaging chemicals such as arsenic, hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, benzene, fungicides, formaldehyde, and a lot more. Is it because they think they look cool when puffing a butt? They somehow know that this thing can cause cancer, but they apparently won’t quit smoking. So why is that?

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