People like to do many things: eat chocolate or ice-cream, ski, go hiking, fish, play football, climb rocks, etc. Many activities, which people enjoy, may lead to health problems, injuries, other negative consequences. Everything can be dangerous, but people continue doing things, getting satisfaction from the process of doing. Thus, smoking is the same thing. People enjoy it, get satisfaction from smoking, and are not eager to give up this habit, just because someone thinks that it is bad and harms them.
Smoking is a good way to relieve one’s stress. Smoking a cigarette helps a person to feel relaxed, abstract away from problems, think about the problem while smoking, get the energy to start working on the problem. Nicotine helps the brain to produce norepinephrine and beta-endorphin. These chemicals make an individual feel better and raise his mood ("A Guide To Remaining Smoke-Free").
One of the pros of smoking is that it helps a person to start a conversation and make new friends. Every smoker can ask another person if he has a cigarette or a lighter. This question is the usual one and is not considered to be rude or inappropriate. People, who smoke together, are distracted from their problems and tend to find common topics for conversation more often than those, who just stay in one place. Seeing, that a stranger smokes too, means that you and he already have something in common, which unconsciously makes us like the person. Thus, a cigarette becomes a bond between smokers and helps people to get new friends.
Many smokers state, that they fill more concentrated after smoking a cigarette. The process of smoking helps them to calm down, think over the issue, and start working on it right away. The medical research proves the smoker’s statements. Nicotine helps to reduce anxiety and distraction and has the same effect as some of the medicine, which is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity .Disorder. Thus, an individual can treat his attention deficit by himself without any prescriptions and medications. .