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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: Repeated vape aerosol exposure causes minimal lung damage compared to combustible cigarettes

Study: Repeated vape aerosol exposure causes minimal lung damage compared to combustible cigarettes

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase odds of developing heart failure

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase odds of developing heart failure

Study aims to refine delivery of tobacco treatment to people with HIV

Study aims to refine delivery of tobacco treatment to people with HIV

E-cigarette starter packs for smoking cessation to be given in hospitals

E-cigarette starter packs for smoking cessation to be given in hospitals

FDA commits to advancing two tobacco product standards to reduce disease, death from smoking

FDA commits to advancing two tobacco product standards to reduce disease, death from smoking

Study examines smoking behavior after the implementation of California law

Study examines smoking behavior after the implementation of California law

Respiratory symptoms more likely to develop when people use both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes

Respiratory symptoms more likely to develop when people use both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study investigates severe lung injuries among e-cigarette users in rural Appalachia

Study investigates severe lung injuries among e-cigarette users in rural Appalachia

Researchers develop a rapid method to assess thirdhand smoke contaminants in household fabrics

Researchers develop a rapid method to assess thirdhand smoke contaminants in household fabrics

Experts review new studies  on cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoking versus electronic cigarettes

Experts review new studies on cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoking versus electronic cigarettes

Scientists compare DNA damaging properties of chemicals from vape products and cigarettes

Scientists compare DNA damaging properties of chemicals from vape products and cigarettes

Study: More than 60% of adult e-cigarette users in the U.S want to quit

Study: More than 60% of adult e-cigarette users in the U.S want to quit

Study shows persisting cognitive benefits of common Alzheimer’s treatment

Study shows persisting cognitive benefits of common Alzheimer’s treatment

Smoking cessation therapy for hospitalized patients may help avoid many premature deaths

Smoking cessation therapy for hospitalized patients may help avoid many premature deaths

Smoking is highly prevalent among surgery patients, shows study

Smoking is highly prevalent among surgery patients, shows study

Survey of smokers and vapers in the U.S. during COVID

Survey of smokers and vapers in the U.S. during COVID

Acute exposure of lung tissue to vape aerosol has lesser impact on gene expression than cigarette smoke

Acute exposure of lung tissue to vape aerosol has lesser impact on gene expression than cigarette smoke

UTSW researchers identify the structure of a key cell-surface protein

UTSW researchers identify the structure of a key cell-surface protein

High-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia quit smoking

High-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia quit smoking