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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.
Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Scientists better understand how rabies virus induces drastic changes in behavior

Scientists better understand how rabies virus induces drastic changes in behavior

Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence

Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence

Much ado over cigarette pack labels and health risk warnings

Much ado over cigarette pack labels and health risk warnings

SBP researcher awarded $10.8 million grant to pursue development of new drug for substance abuse

SBP researcher awarded $10.8 million grant to pursue development of new drug for substance abuse

Increased adrenaline levels in non-smokers’ hearts seen with the use of one e-cigarette with nicotine

Increased adrenaline levels in non-smokers’ hearts seen with the use of one e-cigarette with nicotine

Metabolic changes after quitting could help explain how ill-effects of smoking may be reversible

Metabolic changes after quitting could help explain how ill-effects of smoking may be reversible

Pregnant smokers more likely to quit if they learn to manage negative emotions, study shows

Pregnant smokers more likely to quit if they learn to manage negative emotions, study shows

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes

Studies highlight risks associated with using e-cigarettes

Studies highlight risks associated with using e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes associated with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial stiffness, study reveals

E-cigarettes associated with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial stiffness, study reveals

New set of research priorities identified to support tobacco control

New set of research priorities identified to support tobacco control

Consistent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit, researchers say

Consistent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit, researchers say

More than half of the public think non-smokers should get regular fresh-air breaks at work

More than half of the public think non-smokers should get regular fresh-air breaks at work

Researchers use biochemical validation to verify claims of smoking cessation

Researchers use biochemical validation to verify claims of smoking cessation

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may help decrease addiction, research suggests

Reducing nicotine content in cigarettes may help decrease addiction, research suggests

New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

Lowering nicotine levels, use of e-cigarettes and raising cigarette prices associated with smoking cessation

Lowering nicotine levels, use of e-cigarettes and raising cigarette prices associated with smoking cessation