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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
Dr. Arabinda Behura
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
No: But it increases your risk of having a tia, if you already have high bp, high cholesterol and diabetes.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 35 years experience
No: Nicotine directly does not. It is an stimulant witha strong addiction, can increase blood pressure & heart rythm.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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
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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 33-year-old member asked:
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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 48-year-old member asked:
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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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
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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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
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.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though.

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