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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.
Young children in low-income, rural areas at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke exposure

Young children in low-income, rural areas at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke exposure

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may reduce harm to infants’ lungs

Vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may reduce harm to infants’ lungs

CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers

CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers

Retailers in low-income communities sell most risky alternative tobacco products

Retailers in low-income communities sell most risky alternative tobacco products

Sons of fathers who smoke have 51% lower sperm count

Sons of fathers who smoke have 51% lower sperm count

Brain imaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance users

Brain imaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance users

Study finds no differences in quit rates for 'dual users' of both traditional and electronic cigarettes

Study finds no differences in quit rates for 'dual users' of both traditional and electronic cigarettes

Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health nerd books for the holidays

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health nerd books for the holidays

Cessation fatigue predicts relapse rate after attempts to quit smoking

Cessation fatigue predicts relapse rate after attempts to quit smoking

Research shows how to achieve improved smoking cessation outcomes within California's Medicaid population

Research shows how to achieve improved smoking cessation outcomes within California's Medicaid population

FDA announces new actions to limit sale of e-cigarettes to youth

FDA announces new actions to limit sale of e-cigarettes to youth

Smoking rates go down in the US, lowest since 1965

Smoking rates go down in the US, lowest since 1965

Study: Individuals with serious psychological distress less likely to quit smoking

Study: Individuals with serious psychological distress less likely to quit smoking

Researchers develop new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs

Researchers develop new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs

Study reveals impact of Juul use on teenagers and young adults

Study reveals impact of Juul use on teenagers and young adults

Scripps researchers successfully test potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents

Scripps researchers successfully test potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents

Father’s exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in descendants

Father’s exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in descendants