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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.
Potential benefits and risks of using e-cigarettes

Potential benefits and risks of using e-cigarettes

Cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis

Cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis

New regulations on e-cigarettes may have unintended consequences

New regulations on e-cigarettes may have unintended consequences

Effective stop smoking treatments less likely to be prescribed to people with mental health conditions

Effective stop smoking treatments less likely to be prescribed to people with mental health conditions

Smoke-free generation ‘in sight’ as numbers of smokers drop dramatically

Smoke-free generation ‘in sight’ as numbers of smokers drop dramatically

Electronic cigarettes produce stress response in neural stem cells, study finds

Electronic cigarettes produce stress response in neural stem cells, study finds

Cells in humans are affected by thirdhand smoke, study shows

Cells in humans are affected by thirdhand smoke, study shows

Tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared to nonsmokers

Tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared to nonsmokers

San Francisco set to ban sales of e-cigarettes

San Francisco set to ban sales of e-cigarettes

Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs

Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse

Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse

Study shows association between use of mentholated cigarettes and smoking cessation

Study shows association between use of mentholated cigarettes and smoking cessation

Cartoons influencing young adults to vape, finds new study

Cartoons influencing young adults to vape, finds new study

New study provides increasing evidence base substantiating vaping’s harm reduction potential

New study provides increasing evidence base substantiating vaping’s harm reduction potential

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Researchers mobilize globally to improve smoking cessation tools as World No Tobacco Day approaches

Researchers mobilize globally to improve smoking cessation tools as World No Tobacco Day approaches

Collaborative Research Center explores how people manage to overcome addiction without any help

Collaborative Research Center explores how people manage to overcome addiction without any help

Nicotine delivery devices are harmful and do not help smokers to quit

Nicotine delivery devices are harmful and do not help smokers to quit