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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.
Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil

Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil

New program focuses on preventing alcohol, e-cigarette use by children

New program focuses on preventing alcohol, e-cigarette use by children

Diabetes drug could help with smoking cessation

Diabetes drug could help with smoking cessation

Co-use of cannabis and tobacco associated with worse functioning, problematic behaviors

Co-use of cannabis and tobacco associated with worse functioning, problematic behaviors

Researchers document specific characteristics of storefront tobacco advertisements

Researchers document specific characteristics of storefront tobacco advertisements

E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins

E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins

Cochrane Review looks at different ways to use nicotine replacement therapies

Cochrane Review looks at different ways to use nicotine replacement therapies

Traditional and e-cigarette users may be more receptive to smoking cessation interventions

Traditional and e-cigarette users may be more receptive to smoking cessation interventions

Smelling your favorite food or beverage could curb cigarette cravings

Smelling your favorite food or beverage could curb cigarette cravings

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

Nicotine concentration in JUUL e-cigarette products is dangerously high, finds study

Nicotine concentration in JUUL e-cigarette products is dangerously high, finds study

Graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packs may deter some sales

Graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packs may deter some sales

Dedicated intervention can double smoking quit rates for people with severe mental illness

Dedicated intervention can double smoking quit rates for people with severe mental illness

NIHR funded team to establish new global health group to address smokeless tobacco use

NIHR funded team to establish new global health group to address smokeless tobacco use

Fetal exposure to nicotine linked with SIDS and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns

Fetal exposure to nicotine linked with SIDS and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns

Health officials’ plug for next FDA chief: Go big on e-cig regulation

Health officials’ plug for next FDA chief: Go big on e-cig regulation

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Vaping associated with heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression

Vaping associated with heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

Adolescent boys distracted from truth by fake warnings on e-cigarette ads

Adolescent boys distracted from truth by fake warnings on e-cigarette ads