What Is Nicotine?



Nicotine (C10H14N2) is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid, an organic compound similar to caffeine. It is a mild stimulant that also has a calming effects. Many consumers find nicotine useful for improving productivity, combating anxiety, and aiding mental focus. However, nicotine is very addictive, like sugar, and is the main cause for tobacco addiction. It is toxic to humans and animals, and lethal at higher concentrations. It can also be found, in trace amounts, in food that is regularly consumed, such as potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, chili peppers, and some teas. Nicotine is also found in the milk of lactating women and some insecticides.The substance is not carcinogenic, but toxic like caffeine.

Nicotine causes the release of adrenalin and noradrenalin, which leads to an increase in heart rate. Nicotine also causes a rise in blood pressure.

Nicotine is one of the most popular drugs in the world. It is most commonly acquired by smoking tobacco, though there are many alternative delivery methods. In addition to its purely recreational attraction as a mild stimulant that simultaneously has calming effects, many consumers find nicotine useful for improving productivity, combating anxiety, and aiding mental focus. Many people who suffer from clinical and subclinical levels of depression, attention deficit disorders, schizophrenia, and other conditions find relief in smoking, presumably mostly or entirely due to the nicotine delivery. Some of these benefits are similar to those from one of the other most popular drugs, caffeine, though many people (apparently as much as one-third of the population) find the benefits of nicotine to be particularly appealing.

– Carl V. Phillips and Paul L. Bergen, Tobacco Harm Reduction 2010: a yearbook of recent research and analysis

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Please be careful when consuming nicotine. If you are not a cigarette smoker with dependence on nicotine, please do not try it even in small quantities. Even if you are a current smoker, be extra careful. We highly suggest you step your nicotine consumption down. You may want to consider trying Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking which comes highly recommended by our team and many of our successful customers. Our products are meant to be an alternative tool and may not be the ultimate solution for most people.

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