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Nicotine (Overview)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the addictive component to tobacco.


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Could nicotine cause tia?

Could nicotine cause tia?

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. ...Read more

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Nicotine (Overview)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the addictive component to tobacco.


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Does nicotine affect ur height?

Does nicotine affect ur height?

No: Nicotine directly does not. It is an stimulant witha strong addiction, can increase blood pressure & heart rythm. ...Read more

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Does our bodies produce nicotine?

Does our bodies produce nicotine?

No: The confusion may be that we have "nicotinic" receptors in our body as part of the parasympathetic nervous system. The main neurotransmitter is acetylcholine, and there are 2 kinds of receptors - muscarinic and nicotinic. They were thus named because they caused binding of the 2 substances - muscarine and nicotine - but these are not produced in the body. ...Read more

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What amount nicotine is too mich?

What amount nicotine is too mich?

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 of becoming a regular smoker. There are people who will smoke one or two cigarettes on a rare basis, and it is unlikely that that causes serious harm (unless they have asthma or unusual sensitivity). Even 1-2 cigarettes per day increases health risks. ...Read more

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What is a lethal dose of nicotine?

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 who rapidly smoke one cigarette after another can actually get some nicotine poisoning effects with nausea and vomiting, and some early smoking cessation techniques used smoke-loading as an aversive conditioning tool. ...Read more

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What does nicotine do to the body?

Many things: First and foremost it causes a very significant physical dependency, with a withdrawal syndrome complete with anxiety, irritability, headache, poor sleep and intense craving. It is also a cardiac stimulant and over time is partly responsible for the increase in arteriosclerotic heart disease (and other vascular disease) found in smokers and users of smokeless tobacco&e-cigs as well. ...Read more

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How much nicotine is in a cigarette?

How much nicotine is in a cigarette?

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. However, the nicotine is not the primary cause for concern in cigarettes. The bigger problem is that the smoke has hundreds of chemicals that attach to the lungs with the smoke's tar. This tar substance builds up, kills lung tissue, and causes cancer. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate nicotine cravings?

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 from it. Patches, gum and lozenges all work. Two medications - bupropion (zyban, wellbutrin) and varenicline (chantix) also reduce cravings. Some people have success with hypnosis and acupuncture, as well as herbal medicines like lobeline. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I go nicotine free for one year?

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. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your body?

How long does nicotine stay in your body?

Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though. ...Read more

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Does your body naturally produce nicotine?

Nicotine: The human body does not produce nicotine. However, the body does have nicotine receptors to which when introduced, nicotine binds and produces it's effects. In order to have an effect, most drugs that work on the central nervous system need to attach themselves to a specific receptors in the body. ...Read more

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Does your body produce nicotine naturally?

Nicotine: No. There are receptors the nicotine goes to because it binds like acetylcholine, but it is not produced in the body. ...Read more

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How much time does nicotine stimulate you?

A few minutes: The reason people who smoke smoke 1-2 cigarettes per hour while awake is that nicotine is a very short-acting drug. This indicates that 20-30 minutes is probably the average of how long it effectively is sticking around the brain. ...Read more

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How long would nicotine stays in you body?

2 hrs: Mostly in 2 hrs although the inactive breakdown products may linger longer. ...Read more

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How far back can nicotine tests trace use?

How far back can nicotine tests trace use?

A few days for most: Kinds of tests - oral swabs can detect 3-5 days with sensitive tests or in heavier smokers, blood and urine usually 3 days or so. Hair testing, however, can detect any drug use, including nicotine, going back months, depending on the length of your hair and your individual hair growth pattern. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of nicotine last?

Nicotine: It has mood altering effects, being both a stimulant & a relaxant. Best info. Regarding details of effects can be obtained if you go online & google the word "nicotine". ...Read more

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What are the therapeutic effect of nicotine?

It eludes me: Nicotine does not offer anything good. If there is any, I can't think of it. Let us not try to glorify something proven to be bad and looking for a silver lining, sorry. ...Read more

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What products can be used to replace nicotine?

Oils: I have had excellent results with pharmaceutical grade essential oils in combination of lavender, citrus and peppermint. The lavender in my experience is equivalent in its effect for calming to xanax (alprazolam).; peppermint opens up and citrus focuses the mind and elevates the mood. One drop of each in teh palm of the hand breathed as often as needed. Check www. Medacpc. Com for details. ...Read more

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Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Let me explain: Electronic cigarettes were first popularized as a safer way of nicotine intake. While electronic cigarette consumption is safer than having actual cigarettes filled with tobacco, they are not really a total safe option.
Electronic cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as diethylene glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation.
See the web below. ...Read more