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In addition to treating the psychological components of nicotine addiction, it’s also important to realize that smokers get addicted to the act of smoking. This is why non-pharmacological tips such as sucking on a coffee stirrer or straw and avoiding triggers are helpful in quitting smoking. E-cigarettes address both aspects of dependence, which is why they are becoming more and more popular. Of course, people can easily become addicted to e-cigarettes if they contain nicotine, but these are much safer to use both for the smoker as well as for other people nearby because they don't contain the thousands of compounds in cigarettes known to cause health problems.
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