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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.
Research sheds light on cardiovascular risks of e-cigarettes with nicotine

Research sheds light on cardiovascular risks of e-cigarettes with nicotine

Researchers examine whether taking a hallucinogen can curb cocaine use

Researchers examine whether taking a hallucinogen can curb cocaine use

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

Researchers receive grant to evaluate efficacy of tobacco cessation methods

Researchers receive grant to evaluate efficacy of tobacco cessation methods

Various E-cigarette flavorings may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Various E-cigarette flavorings may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

He started vaping as a teen and now says habit is ‘impossible to let go’

He started vaping as a teen and now says habit is ‘impossible to let go’

People using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be vaping more intensely, study finds

People using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be vaping more intensely, study finds

With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘don’t’ to ‘delay’

With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘don’t’ to ‘delay’

New project aims to encourage people to quit smoking

New project aims to encourage people to quit smoking

Limited health literacy blocks heart disease prevention and treatment

Limited health literacy blocks heart disease prevention and treatment

Bubble pop? Brownie batter? Vapes’ added flavors fuel e-cig debate

Bubble pop? Brownie batter? Vapes’ added flavors fuel e-cig debate

International respiratory group calls for immediate ban on flavorings and marketing of e-cigarettes

International respiratory group calls for immediate ban on flavorings and marketing of e-cigarettes

Forum of International Respiratory Societies urges to protect youth from e-cigarettes

Forum of International Respiratory Societies urges to protect youth from e-cigarettes

World No Tobacco Day offers chance to win a personal CO monitor

World No Tobacco Day offers chance to win a personal CO monitor

Exercise alters brain's dopamine system to help treat addiction, study finds

Exercise alters brain's dopamine system to help treat addiction, study finds

Researchers develop methods for measuring free-base nicotine levels in e-cigarettes

Researchers develop methods for measuring free-base nicotine levels in e-cigarettes

Free e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit, money does finds study

Free e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit, money does finds study

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Proteins moderating nicotine dependence may help fat cells burn energy

Proteins moderating nicotine dependence may help fat cells burn energy