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Does your body produce nicotine naturally?

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

Nicotine (Definition)

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


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Does your body naturally produce nicotine?

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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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How to remove toxins, nicotine from the body quickly.?

I don't think you can: All you have to do is google "body detoxification" and you will find hundreds, perhaps thousands, of methods and products to help the body detox itself. However, I have not seen any scientific studies that prove that such a thing happens, or that any of these things work. As far as I know, only time works, and it works well. A healthy diet, exercise and a positive attitude helps you feel better. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the nicotine of one cigarette to leave your body?

Each cigarette: Contains about 1 mg of nicotine, and its half-life is about 2 hrs. It also is multicompartmental, meaning it can be "accumulated" in adipose tissue, detoxified to cotinine by cytochrome p-450 enzymes, so eliminaion entrely can be complicated by the direct half life, and then the leeching from the fat cells. It's complicated! ...Read more

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How long for nicotine to be out of blood in the body?

How long for nicotine to be out of blood in the body?

Depends: Elimination of nicotine from the body is determined by half-life. Nicotine's half-life is 24-48 hours. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are necessary to eliminate it from your system. That means from 3-6 days. The withdrawal however lats much longer since your system "craves" it. I know it hurts (i went through it a number of years ago) but it is surely worth it. Hang in there. ...Read more

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How do you reduce nicotine concentrations in the body?

How do you reduce nicotine concentrations in the body?

Stop smoking: The best way to reduce nicotine levels is to quit using nicotine products. ...Read more

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What are the signs of nicotine withrawal on body and how long it will it take?

10-12 weeks: It is normally taken at least 10-14 weeks before a person starts to feel comfortable with their new lifestyle change. Most are completely gone in six months. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Congratulation! ...Read more

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Is vaping a ecig without nicotine healthy or safe for your body or is it just as bad as a cigarette?

Don't know: What is in the vapor. If it is only water and there is a way to be sure it is not contaminated, it is not likely to be harmful. ...Read more

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What causes the body to crave a cigaret? Is it stress related? Or did the body deplete all the nicotine and wants more?

Addiction: The nicotine receptors get filled up and then the nicotine gets metabolized. As the receptors become more exposed the body senses that that has happened and once more that's what an addiction is. ...Read more

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What is the best body location for nicotine transdermal patch?

Any location ok: There is a gel in the patch that dilates your blood vessels to help you absorb nicotine through your skin. Your body will absorb nicotine through the skin from any location on your body. Most people choose to use their upper arms because it its convenient. Remember to use a different site each day for each new patch to limit the risk of skin irritation. ...Read more

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How long does your body take to get rid of nicotine in ypur system?

Couple of days: Depends somewhat on how heavy a smoker you were, how deeply you inhaled and held the cigarette, and the nicotine content of the tobacco you were using, but in general urinary cotinine (the metabolite of nicotine) becomes negative within 2-3 days after cessation. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health effects does nicotine have on the body and mind?

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 effects can tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide each have on the body?

Each are different: "Tars" are complex hydrocarbons resulting from burning tobacco that are associated with causing cancer in organs that come into contact with them - mouth, throat, larynx, lung, esophagus, stomach and elsewhere. Nicotine produces the physical dependency and much of the heart problems, and carbon monoxide lowers oxygen levels in the body, resulting in fatigue, shortness of breath and high red counts ...Read more

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How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

Not In Drug Screen: Nicotine is not typically screened for in urine drug tests. Usually, you will see such things as narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illegal substances but not nicotine. If being tested specifically for nicotine is a special test where it can be detected up to 4 days. ...Read more

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How much time is nicotine detectable in the human body through blood tests. Urgently need to know! Help me?

3-4 days: And that is in a regular smoker. If someone smokes only a few cigarettes a day, the cotinine may only be detectable for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can you get nicotine in your body from smoking weed in a blunt wrapper afyer you have taken out all of the tobacco?

Nicotine: It depends on if the wrapper is made of tobacco or paper and how much tobacco has been absorbed by the wrapper. I suspect it would be a small total amount. ...Read more

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I started smoking 8 years ago. I am quitting. How long will it take for my lungs to be normal? How long until my body is nicotine free?

I started smoking 8 years ago. I am quitting. How long will it take for my lungs to be normal? How long until my body is nicotine free?

Never normal: Your lungs will never go back to "normal"; that being said, you will arrest further development of lung disease, so it is always a good idea to quit smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is body flush cleanse and blood test for nicotine detectable?

Is body flush cleanse and blood test for nicotine detectable?

Won't help much: Some of these 'cleanses' list their ingredients, and others don't, but they all involve drinking something weird that will make you somewhat sick so you believe it's working. These folks don't really claim to help you beat drug tests, but use weasel-language to suggest their stuff might help. The products actually offer no benefit that a clean, healthy lifestyle doesn't. ...Read more

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How is nicotine expelled from the body? I am a light smoker, I smoke 2-3 cigarettes in a 24 hour period.

If you smoke that: Little, there is no reason you can't stop. Even 2-3 cigarettes a day causes a measurable increase in problems like coronary heart disease, stroke, bronchitis and cancer. Nicotine is metabolized to cotinine which is excreted in urine, but while nicotine is present, it causes vasoconstriction, clamping down and depriving the vessels of oxygen, increasing arteriosclerosis in heart, brain, elsewhere. ...Read more

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I accidentally wore my nicotine patch in the shower II ot ok. It stayed on my body?

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Bathing with your nicotein patch should be ok because the side with nicotein is in direct contact with your skin while the exposed side is somewhat water resistant. ...Read more

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Do they really work? The japanese foot sticks that sucks out poison and nicotine from the body?!

Unlikely: If it sounds too good to be true...It probably is. I'm not specifically familiar with the "japanese foot sticks" you mention, but nonetheless feel confident they don't do this. ...Read more