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Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


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What are your opinions & what should I know about nicotine vapor inhalers? Better than cigarettes, i'd think, but i want a professional opinion?

What are your opinions & what should I know about nicotine vapor inhalers? Better than cigarettes, i'd think, but i want a professional opinion?

E-cigs: It is definitely better than cigarette as the tar is removed which is the more carcinogenic part. It should be used in decremental manner to get off smoking . It is still addicting as it has the nicotine. It causes vasoconstriction and increase in blood pressure, it causes deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels, and despite not known to be carcinogenic it may trigger cancer cells to multiply. ...Read more

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Are the health risks of nicotine about the same as that of caffeine?

Are the health risks of nicotine about the same as that of caffeine?

No: Nicotine is addictive and has no real medicinal value. Caffeine is a stimulant that is present in many food substances and is not considered addictive. It is generally harmless in moderate doses. ...Read more

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Im a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, i can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?

Im a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, i can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?

GREAT IDEA!: You're certainly on the right track! quitting smoking is a terrific idea. Speak with your doctor about whether the gum is recommended for you. For some people the gum reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving. So, it might be a good idea for you as you are getting through the beginning phase of quitting cigarettes and improving your health. Make a plan and go! ...Read more

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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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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?

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