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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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