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Lindsay Lohan -- Taking a Trip to Flavor Country

11/13/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan took a stroll around her sober living residence in Rancho Mirage, CA yesterday -- taking in a little fresh air ... and enjoying a cigarette.

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Some habits are harder to quit than others.

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31.

robert    

whatever you wanna do with her be sure and wear a condom...ain't no 'tellin where's that's been

1339 days ago
32.

stargazer    

I've worked with former addicts in the past and let me tell you, every single one smokes cigarette after cigarette and drinks coffee like crazy. They replace one addiction with others. If it's not that, then it's food or shopping or even AA meetings. While they should go to the meetings, I've met a few people who were seriously addicted to them, their behavior towards the meetings was the exact same as the behavior a junkie has toward their drug of choice.

1339 days ago
33.

gablegirl    

I doubt that her cigarette smoking is anything new nor is coffee drinking. Most of the Hollywood young celebs are smokers - guess to keep their weight off?

What a shame.

IMO - many are simply spoiled brats (not the kind you cook, have you).

1339 days ago
34.

Ernie    

@darkrage6 - there is no need to respond to your comment. Whatever you said is coming from someone who has no clue what it takes to recover from an addictive life. Jesus works for whoever calls upon His name. That's a promise. Try Him even if it is to prove me wrong. You will be in for a big surprise.

@denise - an addicts legal problems are just the tip of the iceberg. It has nothing to do with why or how long LL does time or probation time ... or any other time. Her behavior and her addictions is her real problem. Jail and rehab have nothing to do with it. If she doesn't stay on the staight and narrow something else is in store for her. It never gets better. AND ... smoking is an addiction. Betty Ford should address that issue... but doesn't so Lohan is getting short changed. SMOKING will lead her back to drugs and booze. All addictions should be addressed while in a drug rehab. HELLO!!! What part of nicotine addiction doesn't BF get?

1339 days ago
35.

Ernie    

@nicole - an addicts legal problems are just the tip of the iceberg. It has nothing to do with why or how long LL does time or probation time ... or any other time. Her behavior and her addictions is her real problem. Jail and rehab have nothing to do with it. If she doesn't stay on the staight and narrow something else is in store for her. It never gets better. AND ... smoking is an addiction. Betty Ford should address that issue... but doesn't so Lohan is getting short changed. SMOKING will lead her back to drugs and booze. All addictions should be addressed while in a drug rehab. HELLO!!! What part of nicotine addiction doesn't BF get?

1339 days ago
36.

Ernie    

Nicotine Addiction

What causes nicotine addiction?
Nicotine is an addictive drug. It causes changes in the brain that make people want to use it more and more. In addition, addictive drugs cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The good feelings that result when an addictive drug is present — and the bad feelings when it's absent — make breaking any addiction very difficult. Nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break.

The 1988 Surgeon General's Report, "Nicotine Addiction," concluded that

Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are addicting.
Nicotine is the drug that causes addiction.
Pharmacologic and behavioral characteristics that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine.
What else does nicotine do to the body?
When a person smokes a cigarette, the body responds immediately to the chemical nicotine in the smoke. Nicotine causes a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate and the flow of blood from the heart. It also causes the arteries to narrow. The smoke includes carbon monoxide, which reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the nicotine effects, creates an imbalance between the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood can supply.

How does nicotine in cigarettes increase the risk of heart attack?
Cigarette smoking may increase the risk of developing hardening of the arteries and heart attacks in several ways. First, carbon monoxide may damage the inner walls of the arteries, encouraging fatty buildups in them. Over time, this causes the vessels to narrow and harden. Nicotine may also contribute to this process. Smoking also causes several changes in the blood that make clots — and heart attack — more likely.

What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?
irritability
impatience
hostility
anxiety
depressed mood
difficulty concentrating
restlessness
decreased heart rate
increased appetite or weight gain
How long does nicotine stay in the body?
From 85–90 percent of nicotine in the blood is metabolized by the liver and excreted from the kidney rapidly. The estimated half-life for nicotine in the blood is two hours. However, smoking represents a multiple dosing situation with considerable ac***ulation during smoking. Therefore, it can be expected that blood nicotine would persist at significant levels for six to eight hours after smoking stopped.

1339 days ago
37.

Ernie    

An Addiction Specialist Explains Nicotine's Powerful Hold Over Cigarette Smokers

http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20210696,00.html

1339 days ago
38.

bstill    

I'm sorry but I just have to laugh. How do you take in any fresh air while sucking on a cigarette? That's poinant for how out of touch with reality she really is.

1339 days ago
39.

♥TMZ but ...    

her mother must be a smoker too because they both have raspy voices

1339 days ago
40.

LoveLife    

This is really stupid.

1339 days ago
41.

JLS    

Most rehab situations encourage people to get rid of all the addictions, not replace one with another. It's pointless. LL really is dirty and old looking. After Linda Lovelace - who was also dirty and old looking - who is she going to play with all these beautiful YOUNG looking actresses also up for the part? I think her career is done. Oh she's do the porn star movie but that's going straight to DVD, I'd bet. And after that, it's over.

1339 days ago
42.

Jen    

TMZ,
How can you being taking in the fresh air and be smoking a cigarette? Doesn't make much sense, does it?

1339 days ago
43.

maposie    

Good luck Lindsay, You will make it. The trash comments on here are just that.... TRASH !~!! Trash is as what trash says.

1338 days ago
44.

alina    

i dont think she is an addict.

1338 days ago
45.

wisey    

Cigarette?? Im busy looking at her ass. Bravo Lindsay!

1338 days ago
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