Q: Is cigarette smoking truly addictive?

Q: Is cigarette smoking truly addictive?
Q: Is cigarette smoking truly addictive?

A: Yes, cigarette smoking can become an addiction in the same way as the use of alcohol, tranquilizers, and other drugs. The essential features of addition include: compulsive use of a substance (ie., use that is no longer under the voluntary control of the user), tolerance (a need to increase the dose to achieve the same effect), and often physical dependence, as shown by withdrawl symptoms when use of the substance is stopped. Many cigarette smokers show all of these features.