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Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 05:20 AM

I smoked my first cigarette today at a party. Yeah, not the brightest move, I know.
That was about two hours ago. My head hurts now, really bad. Are these two things related? Thanks(:

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 05:30 AM

Hey there!

I believe the two could be related. You aren't used to the amount of nicotene you put into your body, and it's your bodies way of telling you that a certain substance was there that it does not like. I smoke on a daily basis, and have been for about 4/5 years now. When I have a headache, it actually helps if I smoke...but only if it's menthol cigarettes (You'll learn the difference between menthol and non-menthol). Do you remember what kind of cigarette you smoked?

Also, if you don't want to continue smoking, don't accept invitations too. Your friends might make fun of you, but you don't want to go what I go through now. I have a smokers cough, and can barely run because of how long and the amount I smoke, and I'm barely 21 years old. Peer pressure might suck, but it's better to have healthy lungs than to have blackended ones.

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 06:15 AM

Thanks, that's probably it. . And it wasn't necessarily peer pressure. One of the popular kids took out a pack, and I asked for one. Still not to bright of me, hahaha. I don't think I'll do it anymore.

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 10:45 AM

Headaches from nicotine can occur in two main ways.

First, severe headaches are common symptoms of withdrawl from nicotine. Although the mechanism is different from alcohol, when you get a hangover, it is often due less water in the system. A similar idea applies, the nicotine's absence can cause headaches.
Second, nicotine induces vasoconstriction (reduced diameter of blood vessels) along with higher concentrations of cholesterol in the system (usually found in long-term smokers).

More detailed answer (no need to worry if you don't understand it):

The half-life of nicotine is 2 hours with PPB <5%, BAmax 45% and increased CYP450 sub-types CYP2A6 and CYP2B6. Although its half-life is only 2 hours, it takes ~ 20 hours for complete metabolisation (methanol cigarettes take longer). Even after this time, depending how long you've smoked for, neurochemical changes take months to return to normal. I'm not sure how long it would take from just a single usage.

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 02:34 PM

You really shouldn't get into smoking. There's just no point to it. It's teaching yourself an easy way out when it comes to dealing with stress.
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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 03:44 PM

We all make mistakes (well, if we define them as mistakes). I think first time can be forgiven, but even it's occasional smoking, you're pretty much on your own to quit. Your body just wasn't used to it and probably reacted that way. Please be careful what you put in your body!
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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 27th 2011, 07:10 PM

I'd bet a couple hundred dollars that they are indeed related.
Your body was either rejecting it, or missing it. If you werre rejecting it, it means your body is not used to the substance and therefore does not like it. If you are missing it that means your body loves nicotine, and it's telling you to get more.
Cigarettes aren't cool. Is dying bald in a hospital bed at age 30 appealing?
I guess you probably already know the whole rant though. In any case, I hope you do not return, because for every one of them you smoke the harder it will be to stop.

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 28th 2011, 02:29 PM

It could be that you aren't use to smoking (especially as its your first time you've ever smoked).

But I would suggest not doing it again.When I first started smoking, I told myself I could stop at any time. But it was a lie, and two years later I'm addicted and a heavy smoker. I'm only 24 as well :|
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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 28th 2011, 05:51 PM

As others have said, it's most likely related. I'd just like to add that as few as 4 cigarettes can change your brain to crave for nicotine, so I'd suggest just not smoking again, especially if it's going to give you a headache.

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Re: Eek, Um. cigarettes. - May 29th 2011, 03:13 AM

I'm pretty sure it had to do with the cigarette. Your body was probably rejecting it. I would definetly suggest not doing it again. It's only going to hurt you in the long run.

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