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  • Nicotine

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    In the world today, Nicotine is one of the most frequently used addictive drugs. The impact it has on society is like no other. It is one of more than 4,000 chemicals found in the smoke of tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. This addictive drug is the primary component in tobacco that acts on the brain. Tobacco can be found two ways, it can be dried brown leaves of various sizes or it can be a grown form of tobacco. When extracted from the leaves, nicotine is colorless, but quickly

  • Nicotine

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    Nicotine Cigarette smoking has been known for years to impair health of smokers and nonsmokers exposed to smoke in various ways such as by damaging the lungs and circulatory system. Nicotine, present in mainstream and sidestream smoke, is believed to be one of the most toxic components of tobacco. In 1994, David Kessler, commissioner of the FDA, launched an attack on tobacco companies, claiming they deliberately increased nicotine levels in cigarettes. Nicotine has been shown in various experiments

  • Nicotine

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    It is a nagging voice behind every smoker’s head. It tempts every user that tries to quit into using it “one more time” before giving it up. With the chemical formula of C10H14N2, this alkaloid is better known as nicotine. Being the major chemical in tobacco, nicotine is the reason that users often get addicted to tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and snuff. It is also because of this addiction that would indirectly causes over 400,000 deaths annually in the United States while costing

  • Nicotine Addiction

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    Nicotine addiction Cigarette addiction is responsible for over four million deaths every year. The question most people ask is why don’t people just put down their cigarettes? Well, the answer to that often asked question is nicotine. Nicotine is a neurotransmitter that targets certain receptors in the brain. It is a chemical messenger that induces feelings of pleasure. When someone takes a hit off of a cigarette, they ingest the harmful chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health

  • Nicotine Essay

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    Nicotine (C10H14N2) is one of the most common and addictive of substances used in daily life worldwide. Chemically, it is a yellow-brown, soluble liquid that has a peculiar fish-like odor and a “MSD hazard diamond classification of 3 for health, 1 for flammability, and 0 for reactivity”(, 10/10/05). It is a chemical most commonly found in cigarettes, which combines the nicotine with tobacco. The nicotine in the cigarettes is what causes them to become addictive. Addiction is described

  • Nicotine Use Disorder

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    Nicotine Use Disorder My presentation is on Nicotine Use Disorder. It falls under substance related disorders in the DSM IV and is defined as, "The disorders related to the taking of a drug of abuse (Including Alcohol), to the side effects of a medication and to toxin exposure". Let me first start with a brief introduction of smoking (the number one nicotine related killer) and some statistical data retrieved from the US Centers For Disease Control. Tobacco smoking is the number one cause

  • Nicotine and its Effects on Weight

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    Nicotine and its Effects on Weight Introduction Bad breath, yellow teeth, a chronic cough…these are some of the disgusting results of smoking cigarettes. Why do people continue to smoke when the effects are so harmful? The typical response from smokers to this question is that they smoke in order to relax and help relieve stress. Unfortunately, the quick fix happens to be an addictive narcotic. Smoking feeds the addiction, but it also feeds the body with about 40 cancer-causing chemicals

  • The Pros and Cons of Nicotine

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    of the Chemical Nicotine Nicotine, one of the most unusual psychoactive drugs known, and the primary pharmacological agent of addiction in cigarettes, triggers powerful physical and psychological reactions in species as diverse as cockroaches and humans. Nicotine has been proven to boost concentration, improve memory and control body weight, as well as alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease sufferers. However, research has also established that nicotine adversely affects

  • Negative Effects Of Nicotine

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    Nicotine is the substance found in the tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum, that is often administered through the smoking of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars or via smokeless tobacco such as chew or snuff. All of these products introduce the addictive substance nicotine, (C10H14N2), into the body. Smoking has been largely popular throughout the United States since the colonization of the country. In fact tobacco production was largely responsible for the United States’ upbringing and rise to success as

  • Nicotine as a Means for Weight Control

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    Nicotine as a Means for Weight Control: Tobacco drieth the brain, dimmeth the sight, vitiateth the smell, hurteth the stomach, destroyeth the concoction, disturbeth the humours and spirits, corrupteth the breath, induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the windpipe, lungs, and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart, and causeth the blood to be adjusted." Tobias Venner Via pecta ad vitam Longam, 1693 (Fielding, 1992) Introduction: Since around the 1950's-60's, smoking