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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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I have to pass a nicotine test on Monday, and I slipped today and had a cig. what do I need to do so I can pass, I only had the one.

I have to pass a nicotine test on Monday, and I slipped today and had a cig. what do I need to do so I can pass, I only had the one.

Don't smoke again: There is nothing you can do other than not smoke any more. You may still pass depending on the type of test. You will pass a blood test after 1-10 days depending on the type, a urine test after 3-4 days and a saliva test after 1/2-4 days. If you have abstained for a week prior today you will probably pass if you just had 1 today. Stopping for good is the best thing you can do for your health. ...Read more

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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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Addicted and highly dependent on nicotine. Does the patch work?

Addicted and highly dependent on nicotine. Does the patch work?

Yes: Using nicotine patches when you stop smoking increases the odds that you will succeed. ...Read more

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Are non nicotine vape pens bad for you?

Are non nicotine vape pens bad for you?

They are not: good for your health.

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What products can be used to replace nicotine?

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.; 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 hookah pens bad for you?

Are Nicotine free hookah pens bad for you?

Discourage: inhaling any irritants into your lungs.

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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 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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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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Can you tell me are non-nicotine vape pens bad for you?

Can you tell me are non-nicotine vape pens bad for you?

Nobody knows: There have been no studies of even short-term use, and nobody knows what is in the oils and their flavorings and what they do. Oil in general ain't great for lungs, and the vehicle used in these vaporizers is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what his does when inhaled either. While it is likely that vaping will not be as bad as smoking tobacco, nobody can say that yet with certainty. ...Read more

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Im a chain smoker how to clear nicotine from my body?

Im 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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