Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

nicotine

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Tobacco use and CVA: Tobacco use makes atherosclerosis worse and may lead to transient ischemic attack due to vascular lesions in the blood vessels in the brain.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience in Pulmonology
No: Nicotine directly does not. It is an stimulant witha strong addiction, can increase blood pressure & heart rythm.
4
4 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: The confusion may be that we have "nicotinic" receptors in our body as part of the parasympathetic nervous system. The main neurotransmitter is acetyl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
How about any??: There is no safe amount of nicotine, mainly because the data show that an individual who smokes more than 7 cigarettes in their life has a 90% chance ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Many things: first and foremost it causes a very significant physical dependency, with a withdrawal syndrome complete with anxiety, irritability, headache, poor sl ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
About 50-60 mg: This would require smoking 50-100 cigarettes at one time, so the chances of getting near this by natural means is essentially zero. However, people wh ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
About 9 mg: The nicotine in a cigarette is absorbed through smoke. The amount of nicotine that actually enters the body in this manner is usually less than 1mg. H ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Many ways: Nicotine replacement therapy is generally the best first approach in people who are trying "will power" and finding things to divert your attention fr ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Pay for a test: If your hair is long enough or your fingernails, there are labs that will use them for a test. Long hair can show nicotine up to 8 to 10 years.
3
3 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month