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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.
Study offers more quantitative insights into long-term health risks of thirdhand smoke exposure

Study offers more quantitative insights into long-term health risks of thirdhand smoke exposure

E-cigarette use may help people decrease their dependence on combustible cigarettes

E-cigarette use may help people decrease their dependence on combustible cigarettes

Adults who use cannabis daily do not perceive smoking as harmful, study finds

Adults who use cannabis daily do not perceive smoking as harmful, study finds

Varenicline and cytisine not more efficacious than nicotine to treat risky drinking and smoking, study says

Varenicline and cytisine not more efficacious than nicotine to treat risky drinking and smoking, study says

Study finds declines in smoking cessation activity after the onset of COVID-19

Study finds declines in smoking cessation activity after the onset of COVID-19

People who use high potency cannabis more likely to experience addiction, psychotic disorder

People who use high potency cannabis more likely to experience addiction, psychotic disorder

Rutgers researchers highlight the need for a balanced approach to examine adult e-cigarette use

Rutgers researchers highlight the need for a balanced approach to examine adult e-cigarette use

Cigarette smokers who try to quit often become dual nicotine users

Cigarette smokers who try to quit often become dual nicotine users

Genes underlying cigarette smoking linked to the perception of pain and response to food

Genes underlying cigarette smoking linked to the perception of pain and response to food

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

Pairing phone-based smoking cessation and lung screening programs could maximize health benefits, cut costs

Pairing phone-based smoking cessation and lung screening programs could maximize health benefits, cut costs

Study suggests vaping does not increase risk of COVID-19

Study suggests vaping does not increase risk of COVID-19

Smoking cigarettes while wearing a mask may impair blood vessel function

Smoking cigarettes while wearing a mask may impair blood vessel function

Tobacco-cessation program must be expanded and extended to curb smoking among prisoners

Tobacco-cessation program must be expanded and extended to curb smoking among prisoners

Fourth-generation vaping devices display a mix of cellular biomarkers indicative of immune suppression

Fourth-generation vaping devices display a mix of cellular biomarkers indicative of immune suppression

Study yields surprising insights about how pre-teens feel about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

Study yields surprising insights about how pre-teens feel about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

Study: Nearly 80% of people in the U.S. have low to moderate cardiovascular health

Study: Nearly 80% of people in the U.S. have low to moderate cardiovascular health

Sleep turns out to be a significant factor for maintaining cardiovascular health

Sleep turns out to be a significant factor for maintaining cardiovascular health

Managing smoking cessation via a healthcare system model seems better than telephone quitline

Managing smoking cessation via a healthcare system model seems better than telephone quitline

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The FDA goes after nicotine

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The FDA goes after nicotine