Nicotine affects the neurons of the brain, artificially increasing the levels of dopamine – which is the hormone causing euphoria.
With the constant increase in smoking, the brain produces less and less natural dopamine, thus causing nicotine addiction. As a result, the smoker has to increase the dose of nicotine he smokes in order to feel the pleasure of the artificial increase in dopamine.
Many smokers attempt to quit smoking with the help of different means and methods, but only a few manage to get rid of this harmful habit. Acupuncture is the only treatment method that will help a person get rid of the bad habit of smoking, as it promotes the production of dopamine and other hormones and neuropeptides that had stopped being produced by the brain due to smoking.