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pyrotech
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Heyo people, pyro here.

So anyway, there's something I have been concerned about for a while. My girlfriend is a smoker, kinda a heavy smoker. She smokes around me if I follow her outside when she needs a hit and I haven't felt the urge to smoke so far. But I am worried about one thing: The Nicotine. Since she smokes pretty often there's probably a pretty big nicotine build up in her system, is there any way this could possibly lead to...er..."An addiction to heavy physical contact (E.g kissing, sex, ECT.) with my girlfriend?"

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evesforeva
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AFAIK Nicotine doesn't build up in your system in such a way that you can transfer it to another person like a communicable disease. I think you have as much likelihood of getting addicted to being physical with her as you would if she drank lotsa coffee.

Moderate secondhand smoke can cause nicotine addiction, so you have a higher likelihood of becoming a smoker yourself. I'm not exactly sure if you can get addicted to secondhand smoke itself though.

If you're concerned about becoming addicted to nicotine, you should talk with your girlfriend about her smoking habits. You might be able to work out an agreement that satisfies both your needs.

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Molias
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Hi pyro,

I did a little research and while there is some data to suggest that heavy exposure to secondhand smoke may make someone more likely to take up smoking and/or be susceptible to nicotine addiction, I don't think that would carry over to addiction to the source of the smoke, whether that's a particular smoker or a smoky environment.

Here's the study I found: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2011/nida-02.htm

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