This is one among many flaws in the Hegelian dialectic, and it paralyzes the whole of the Logic. Secondly, the conditions of intelligence, which Cousin allows, necessarily exclude the possibility of knowledge of the absolute - they are held to be incompatible with its unity.
In the case of cigarette smokers, the nicotine present in the smoke paralyzes the hairs (cilia) that regularly flush mucus from the respiratory system.
The drug paralyzes the muscle, making it impossible for the vocal cords to move across the airway.
It paralyzes lice so that they cannot feed.
The poison paralyzes muscles, including the muscles needed for breathing.