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WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF NICOTINE

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF NICOTINE

BY MICHAEL FALADE The addictive substance in tobacco is NICOTINE. It is the energy supplement for smoke addicts. It releases extra chemicals in the brain, thereby increasing the brain’s cognitive power, making it function above its normal level. Any attempt to withdraw from continuously feeding the brain with nicotine leads to withdrawal symptoms. Some of the effects nicotine has on the brain are: boosting mood, reducing irritability and depression, and increasing the brain’s ability to memorize. The brain gets accustomed…

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YOUR BODY VS. SMOKING

YOUR BODY VS. SMOKING

BY MICHAEL FALADE Compared to other creatures, the human body is very fragile. It can hardly survive ‘harshness’ when compared to creatures in the thick forest. Hence, the safety of the body must be of concern to everyone when subjecting it to unhealthy habits and addictions like SMOKING. It’s important to know what smoking does to the body before you decide whether or not to engage in the act. There are no safe substances in any tobacco, from nitrogen oxides,…

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UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

By Michael Falade Addiction is the state of absolute dependency on a particular substance or thing. It is the condition of being obsessed with or enslaved by a habit. It is a compulsion, an engrossment, an overwhelming engagement in a practice despite the harmful consequences. Once a conscious decision, substance dependence often leaves its victim with no say or option after a while, due to its side effect on the brain. With time, it becomes a compulsive action and eventually…

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TASTE BUDS – THIS SEASON.

TASTE BUDS – THIS SEASON.

I bet you never had an inkling of the direction I was taking the content of my last write-up, Screeching Tyres and Hot Windscreens by mere sighting the caption. I caught you there, perhaps, swept you off your feet and took you unawares. I hope you have read that interesting piece which perfectly describes the road, trip and transportation situation experienced by Nigerian travelers and road users this season. If not yet, what are you waiting for exactly? Read through…

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WORLD POLIO DAY COCKTAIL PARTY

WORLD POLIO DAY COCKTAIL PARTY

L.I.M.P. (Living With & Managing Polio) Foundation is a non-profit organization set up because of the sole aim of advocating on behalf of people living with disabilities, especially polio, with respect to the ill treatments meted towards them in the society. It was discovered after a thorough research that disabled persons living with polio, have not been taken into consideration in the settings and running of the society, in the aspects of locomotion, recreation… In places like banking halls, wheel…

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CARELESS DEATH!

CARELESS DEATH!

“Doctor, nurse, please help me. A casualty, a stretcher, a stretcher, a stretcher, please. Save this life, please. Be fast!” Imagine this scenario in your mind’s eyes and hear this reverberating shout and plea for help. A priceless life is seriously at stake! Put yourself in the shoes of the individual crying and pleading for help. The very next move will either resuscitate or kill the casualty. All of a sudden, the next words you hear with a stern voice…

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