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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.
WHO report highlights the threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products

WHO report highlights the threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products

FDA issues warning letter to a company for illegally marketing ENDS products

FDA issues warning letter to a company for illegally marketing ENDS products

Pregnant women in South-East Asia more likely to use smokeless tobacco

Pregnant women in South-East Asia more likely to use smokeless tobacco

DRI scientists awarded NIH grant to study the formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes

DRI scientists awarded NIH grant to study the formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes

Menthol cigarette smoking found to be higher among lesbian, gay and bisexual cigarette smokers

Menthol cigarette smoking found to be higher among lesbian, gay and bisexual cigarette smokers

Pregnant e-cigarette users more likely to give birth to low-birthweight infants

Pregnant e-cigarette users more likely to give birth to low-birthweight infants

Study offers a new model for examining genetic risk associated with nicotine dependence

Study offers a new model for examining genetic risk associated with nicotine dependence

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

Targeted intervention could help promote smoking cessation among dual users

Study delves into the link between smoking and suicidal behaviors

Study delves into the link between smoking and suicidal behaviors

Adolescent marijuana and alcohol use did not significantly change during the pandemic

Adolescent marijuana and alcohol use did not significantly change during the pandemic

Flavoring can change how the brain responds to nicotine e-cigarettes

Flavoring can change how the brain responds to nicotine e-cigarettes

Toxicant profile of BAT's modern oral products is comparable to nicotine replacement therapies

Toxicant profile of BAT's modern oral products is comparable to nicotine replacement therapies

Study finds low rate of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection for patients with severe illness

Study finds low rate of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection for patients with severe illness

Smoking and vaping increase ACE2 levels and virus spike binding in airway epithelium

Smoking and vaping increase ACE2 levels and virus spike binding in airway epithelium

Researchers report how the tobacco and e-cigarette industry capitalized on COVID-19 to promote smoking

Researchers report how the tobacco and e-cigarette industry capitalized on COVID-19 to promote smoking

Zebrafish study shows how early exposure to cannabinoids reduces later neural activity

Zebrafish study shows how early exposure to cannabinoids reduces later neural activity

Smoking in early puberty in boys may affect the health of future generations, study shows

Smoking in early puberty in boys may affect the health of future generations, study shows

BAT publishes new review of vaping products and their potential health effects

BAT publishes new review of vaping products and their potential health effects

WHO launches campaign to support people to quit smoking

WHO launches campaign to support people to quit smoking

FIRS calls on governments and policymakers to support and promote tobacco cessation services

FIRS calls on governments and policymakers to support and promote tobacco cessation services