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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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I have a question about birth control and nicotine and chest pains.

I have a question about birth control and nicotine and chest pains.

Bad for you: birth control alone can cause cancer of breast and liver and blood clots espec. if smoke , should try natural family planning , look up online or libray NFP.org it is natural and easy , midcycle is time for egg to come down waiting for sperm , both live 2-3days so avoiding intercourse day 12-18 and cervical mucus is more and watery /stretchy when fertile if check daily changes , temp. rise 1/2 d ...Read more

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I want to quit smoking using Wellbutrin. Will this also help with my anxiety? I worry about it intensifying with nicotine withdrawals.

I want to quit smoking using Wellbutrin. Will this also help with my anxiety? I worry about it intensifying with nicotine withdrawals.

Should help: Wellbutrin should help with anxiety and should reduce nicotine withdrawals. However medications effect each person differently, Hopefully it will have the right effect for you ...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

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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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