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    Is nicotine addictive?

    At present there is a common opinion that smoking evokes addiction. Undoubtedly, smoking gives satisfaction, and may be it is not easy to give up smoking for smokers, even if they are aware of the risk of serious diseases. In compliance with diagnostic methods used at present some smokers might be diagnosed as «smoking addiction». A man who is going to start smoking should understand that afterwards to refuse this habit would be difficult. However smoking does not deprive anyone will-power. We consider important the fact that smokers can give up smoking if they have such a wish and belief in their own power.

    Millions of smokers gave up smoking without interference of doctors. In some countries - for example, in Britain, - those who gave up smoking are almost the same number as smokers. Many of us know former smokers or they are smokers themselves.

    We consider that we should encourage and support all those wishing to give up smoking. Refusal of smoking is the best way to reduce risks.