Yes, there are some benefits to smoking cigarettes. It’s nothing you’ve never heard before, but you were probably too busy concentrating on the potential cancer to realize there’s some good to this shit.
Cigarettes has been scientifically proven to release dopamine, which makes you feel good. Meaning it’s a lot easier to get through life due to the lack of anxiety, stress and depression while smoking cigarettes. The shitty part about this is that once that cigarette is done your dopamine level drops and you’ll fiend for another cigarette to get that feeling back. This is where cravings come in.
Studies have shown that smoking cigarettes relieves the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease(IBD). They also showed that nicotine might be a useful therapy for ulcerative colitis, although it inflames Crohn’s Disease, one of the most common forms of IBD.
Dopamine is a chemical that sends signals in your brain, a neurotransmitter. Parkinson’s disease causes your brain to stop making dopamine. Cigarettes are known to produce a heavy amount of dopamine. Clinical trials supporting this are underway but not live yet due to the nature of the study. I think it’s a level of comfort that no one is used to. Having to prescribe a patient cigarettes can’t go over well with your heart. Plus, doing so may increase the chances of dementia.
One common thing we associate cigarette smoking with is weight loss. It was actually found to be true that smokers do lose weight from smoking cigarettes. But this only applies to the older generation. Studies have found that light smokers who are older benefit from smoking by losing weight, or maintaining their current weight. Younger, heavy smokers were found to be at a strong risk of obesity, which I find incredibly interesting and weird.
Of course smoking does cause cancer, heart attacks, emphysema, etc. so if you do not smoke I do not recommend it, even considering the benefits.