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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 shows that e-cigarettes serve as gateway to traditional smoking

Research shows that e-cigarettes serve as gateway to traditional smoking

Prior smoking exposure linked to potential risks of wheeze and asthma in children

Prior smoking exposure linked to potential risks of wheeze and asthma in children

Dangling a carrot for patients to take healthy steps: Does it work?

Dangling a carrot for patients to take healthy steps: Does it work?

Study finds strong link between daily cannabis use and cigarette smoking

Study finds strong link between daily cannabis use and cigarette smoking

First-of-its-kind study combines smoking cessation with personalized medicine

First-of-its-kind study combines smoking cessation with personalized medicine

ATS debuts new video to highlight dangers of flavored tobacco

ATS debuts new video to highlight dangers of flavored tobacco

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism

New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism

Vaping liquid may increase risk for complications during and after surgery

Vaping liquid may increase risk for complications during and after surgery

Smoking parents may underestimate kid’s exposure to secondhand smoke

Smoking parents may underestimate kid’s exposure to secondhand smoke

Many Americans not aware of major court findings against tobacco companies, survey shows

Many Americans not aware of major court findings against tobacco companies, survey shows

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Energy-drink consumption influences alcohol-induced body sway

Energy-drink consumption influences alcohol-induced body sway

Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in males  and females, mice study shows

Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in males and females, mice study shows

Brief intervention delivered by peers can help reduce smoking among youth

Brief intervention delivered by peers can help reduce smoking among youth

National study to examine effects of nicotine patch on older adults with MCI

National study to examine effects of nicotine patch on older adults with MCI

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

New York bans vaping, e-cigs from everywhere that smoking is

New York bans vaping, e-cigs from everywhere that smoking is

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