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Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (''Solanaceae'') which constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of dry weight of tobacco, with biosynthesis taking place in the roots, and accumulating in the leaves.
New guideline urges physicians to help in prevention, treatment of smoking among youth and children

New guideline urges physicians to help in prevention, treatment of smoking among youth and children

Study finds lower smoke exposure in several public, private settings following smoking bans

Study finds lower smoke exposure in several public, private settings following smoking bans

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Researchers explore role played by nicotine in grouping of nicotinic receptors within the brain

Researchers explore role played by nicotine in grouping of nicotinic receptors within the brain

Children born of fathers exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance, study shows

Children born of fathers exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance, study shows

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

‘Smokeless Doesn't Mean Harmless’ effort fails to provide much-needed information on product risks

‘Smokeless Doesn't Mean Harmless’ effort fails to provide much-needed information on product risks

Study finds high levels of toxic metals in e-cigarette liquids

Study finds high levels of toxic metals in e-cigarette liquids

Researchers evaluate biological effects of exposure to cigarette smoke versus e-cigarette aerosols

Researchers evaluate biological effects of exposure to cigarette smoke versus e-cigarette aerosols

Thirdhand smoke exposure leads to biological effects on weight and cell development

Thirdhand smoke exposure leads to biological effects on weight and cell development

Addicted individuals show weaker brain response to anticipating rewards, research finds

Addicted individuals show weaker brain response to anticipating rewards, research finds

Study looking for toxicity markers in smokers who replace tobacco for e-cigarettes seeks volunteers

Study looking for toxicity markers in smokers who replace tobacco for e-cigarettes seeks volunteers

Nicotine creates cascade of effects in the brain that get worse over time

Nicotine creates cascade of effects in the brain that get worse over time

Habitual e-cigarette use may be linked to long-term cardiac risks, study finds

Habitual e-cigarette use may be linked to long-term cardiac risks, study finds

Smoke-free policy reduces nicotine levels among Philadelphia's public housing residents, study shows

Smoke-free policy reduces nicotine levels among Philadelphia's public housing residents, study shows

Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

Cigarette smoking increases by 40% during military service in Israel Defense Forces, research finds

Cigarette smoking increases by 40% during military service in Israel Defense Forces, research finds

E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Second-hand smoke exposures before conception affect fetal brain development

Second-hand smoke exposures before conception affect fetal brain development