Unknown Facts of Nicotine You Must Know | The Titans Fitness
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JUNE, 2019

Kartik Kaushal

Nicotine is a chemical in tobacco leaves and an ingredient of the liquid in e-cigarettes.

Nicotine provides a temporary escape from reality and gives an enjoyable, carefree sense for a short time when breathed in or chewed. It does not cause cancer.  It is one of the substances in cigarettes, which supplies flavor to it. Nearly millions of people get killed by smoking cigarette as compared to less harmful nicotine. Around 7 milligrams to 21 milligrams of it is found in a single cigarette, with the average amount being 11 milligrams.

It stimulates your brain, where receptors are created which releases dopamine to the body’s nervous system and provide you with a feeling of pleasure., which gives a little high for a while. As a person takes more and more of it, he gets dependent on the drug. It makes the person so addictive that he needs it in the chain.

It affects the cells, causing cell mutation, which results in cancer. When a cigarette is lightened up, it never burns entirely, some of the carbon compound is left, which is known as tar, which can damage the lungs biologically and physically. This damage may promote tumors and make it hard for the lungs to grow and adjust suitably.

“Addictive nature of cigarettes and similar substances is what causes people to smoke more and more. However, other nicotine-based products are less harmful than smoking”

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No nicotine product is entirely safe for all people, but some of the alternatives can be used to overcome the addictiveness:

  • Nicotine replacement therapy is one of the treatments. NRT is a way of taking it without smoking. It usually helps a person in quitting the habit of buying and putting cigarettes in the mouth.
  • Electronic cigarettes, or vaporizers. The quantity of It in each electronic cigarette varies with the amount of nicotine a person wants to take at a time.

There also has been an increase in liquid nicotine exposures from e-cigarette devices, therefore it is advised to used wisely.

•    One of the ways of taking it is chewing smokeless tobacco. People take it by placing it in the nose and get exposed to other nicotine-like chemicals.

Its smokeless products are the excellent alternative for many smokers, and it also helps in decreasing the side effects of leaving it.


Shifting to a nicotine-only product does not eliminate all possibility of cancer, but it decreases the chance.

 People who want to quit smoking can do NRT.

Since there isdecades of experience with nicotine outside of smoking, as a result there is a mountain of data on real-world experience, and no association between it and cancer could be found. We also looked at what happens to the population level in isolated populations where the majority take their nicotine without smoke, and as a result the cancer incidence can  be minutely analyzed and is found to represent only the smokers, it can be said that nicotine alone does not cause cancer, but is the major addictive substance in a cigarette.

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