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Nicotine is an addictive drug and it is found in every type of retail-made tobacco product (smoked: cigarette, pipe, cigar, cigarillo, and smokeless: snuff, dip, chew). The level of nicotine addiction and withdrawal symptom levels are different for each person.
Do you know nicotine has the ability to be a stimulant (energize) or a sedative (relax)? Research studies show that nicotine usually stimulates people, but these studies also show that it may sedate them. Both the time of day when the tobacco is used as well as the amount affect how each tobacco-user reacts to nicotine. Usually, larger amounts of nicotine will sedate while smaller amounts will stimulate. Thanks in large part to work done at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the 1980’s, it is now clear that all the parts of addiction found in “serious” drugs like heroin and cocaine are also found in nicotine. (www.acsh.org/publications/priorities/0401/hardtoquit.html)
Some people help quit tobacco by switching to vaping. Learn more about the e-juice and vape juice used for vaping here, and here. Also be sure to check out our article on vaping batteries here.
Do you know that nicotine is rapidly absorbed from tobacco smoke in the lungs, and it does not matter whether the tobacco smoke is from cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, cigarillos?
Do you know nicotine is also rapidly absorbed from smokeless tobacco-use? With regular use of tobacco, levels of nicotine build in the body during the day and continue through the night. Therefore, daily tobacco users (of all types of tobacco) are exposed to the effects of nicotine for 24 hours a day. (www.drugabuse.gov/infofax/tobacco.html)
Do you know that: 1) all retail tobacco products are good nicotine transportation tools, 2) tobacco products are made to have specific nicotine transportation features, 3) all retail tobacco products are toxic (poison-like) when used as intended, 4) ‘light’ cigarettes are not less toxic, and people have been tricked about this? (www.nida.nih.gov/MeetSum/Nicotine/slade.html)
Do you know that nicotine is the only drug legalized in the United States that has limited treatment centers? Do you know that Jack Henningfield, a well-known expert on nicotine addiction, reports “nicotine is more addictive than heroin, alcohol, or cocaine.” Or that… “tobacco has a far higher death rate (33%) than either heroin, alcohol, or cocaine”? (www.lycaeum.org/drugwar/hening.html)