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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

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

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At what rate is nicotine depleted from the body?

Why?: For a urine test..... It depends on the type/sensitivity of the test (2 to 50 + days). ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in system for diptest?

2-3 days: For most smokers. After a single exposure to tobacco smoke, cotinine can be detected in blood or urine for less than 24 hours, but in an individual smoking 1/2 pack or more per day, 2-3 days is common. It is rarely positive after 5 days. Hair testing can detect cotinine (main metabolite) for months, depending on length of hair. Nicotine is very short-acting and is only present for hours. ...Read more

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Are vaper pens bad for u if its 3% nicotine in it?

Controversial: These devices deliver nicotine to satisfy that addition without the additional factor of toxic tars and other chemicals which can cause serious problems. Vapor pens are a good transitional device to get away from this addiction altogether. The long term effects are not known since these are new on the market. ...Read more

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How do I get nicotine out of my system in 24 hours?

You can't: If you are talking about passing a urine cotinine test, at any rate. Nicotine is rapidly metabolized, and is undetectable within a few hours of use, but its main metabolite lasts 48-72 hours, depending on how much you smoke, the nicotine content of the tobacco, and the sensitivity of the assay they are using. There is no evidence that pushing fluids, changing urine pH or anything else works. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get nicotine out of your body?

By stopping: It'll be gone in 12 hrs. Metabolites will be detectable for a while longer. No way to get rid of those except time. ...Read more

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Is e-cigarette without nicotine safe? Please advise!

Nobody knows: The ingredients in e-cigs have been trade secrets, and up until recently, they have not been under any regulatory control, and don't even have to reveal the ingredients. We do know that the propellant is propylene glycol, which is an oil and is volatilized and inhaled, together with various additives, preservatives, colorings, flavorings etc. Whether these are safe is unknown and will take studies ...Read more

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What's nicotine and some of the effects of the drug?

Stimulant/relaxer: Nicotine is an alkaloid stimulant that affects different areas of the brain as well as other organs in the body. It affects the way certain hormones are secreted as well as certain chemicals ("neurottransmitters") in the brain. The affect on one's mood is both stimulation and relaxation, contributing to its highly addictive potential. ...Read more

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Why do smokers get so many problems? Tar or nicotine?

Why do smokers get so many problems? Tar or nicotine?

Many chemicals: Tobacco contains hundreds of chemicals as does any plant leaf, not just nicotine or tar. A) those absorbed from the soil in which grown like lead, arsenic which are deadly toxins, b) those inherent to the tobacco plant itself, like nicotine and many more, 3) those applied to the leaf during growth like pesticides, antifungals and 4) during processing, like flavorings, etc. All a poisonous mix! ...Read more

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I'm a chain smoker how to clear nicotine from my body?

I'm a chain smoker how to clear nicotine from my body?

The only, and best..: Way is to stop putting nicotine into your body. It is definitely possible to stop smoking! Not easy, but do-able (personally, I was smoking 2 packs a day for over 10yrs, & quit in the middle of my first year of medical school. (not exactly a low stress period. ...Read more

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How long will nicotine show up in an oral fluid test?

Up to a week: Depends on how much you smoke and the amount of nicotine in the cigarettes, to some extent. In general urine tests and blood tests for cotinine will show positives for 3-5 days, oral swabs potentially a little longer. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine take to get out of your system?

After a cigarette: The average smoker with 1 MG of nicotine, after an hour or two, a trace is still left. The nicotine is metabolized in the liver and there is nothing to interfere with the breaking down of the substance.
The metabolite of nicotine is eliminated in the kidneys, which can be detectable in the urine for at least a week in the typical smoker. Insurance companies may test for the metabolite. ...Read more

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What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

Nicotine effects: Within seconds of inhaling cigarette smoke, nicotine increases heart rate, blood pressure and constricts blood vessels. ...Read more

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Will smokeless nicotine show up in nicotine swab tests?

Yes: The swab test will detect the nicotine (or cotinine, its main metabolite) that is excreted in saliva, as well as that which comes directly in touch with oral mucosa if you are using snuff or chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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Why can't I feel the nicotine buzz anymore when I smoke?

Why can't I feel the nicotine buzz anymore when I smoke?

Not sure: Nicotine is addicting. You might have developed tolerance to it's stimulant effects which also gives you the 'buzz.' This means you'd need more nicotine/more cigarettes for the same effect. Cigarette smoking harms almost every organ in the body. If by 'not feeling the buzz' you also mean you're under the weather or not feeling quite right, you should see your primary care doc to assess. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high off of concencrated nicotine?

No: But it IS possible to klll yourself. Concentrated nicotine is used as a rat poison, and is highly toxic. E-cigarettes have already resulted in a number of deaths of infants and toddlers who got into the vials, and even adults have been poisoned just by spilling it on their skin, because it is absorbed through the skin as well. Doctors should be telling you how to stay healthy, not get high. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get nicotine out of your system?

How long does it take to get nicotine out of your system?

2-3 days: nicotine is a very short-acting drug, and its main metabolite cotinine is too. After a single cigarette, levels will usually only be detectable for 24 hours, and most regular smokers will be detectable for 3 days or so. Depends on how it is tested, with oral swabs picking it up for longer, blood tests have a shorter window, urine is in the middle. Hair tests can go back months. How about stopping? ...Read more

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How long would nicotine stay in your body after one puff?

Probably one day whi: Probably one day, which is a guess (24 hrs.) it's half life is 2 hrs, and it is metabolized by the liver and excreted by the kidneys into the urine. In a heavy smoker there be a higher plasma nicotine concentration and it may take 2 days. This is an educated guess. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove the nicotine from an e-cigarette?

Yes: But why bother. I believe that the more expensive kits come with progressively lower amounts of nicotine concentration till its negligible. ...Read more