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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.
No increased risk of heart attacks among snus/snuff users, unlike smokers

No increased risk of heart attacks among snus/snuff users, unlike smokers

Personalised medicine designed to enhance people's chances of quitting smoking

Personalised medicine designed to enhance people's chances of quitting smoking

FDA approval for mint flavor nicotine gum

FDA approval for mint flavor nicotine gum

Hypnotherapy for quitting smoking more effective in men

Hypnotherapy for quitting smoking more effective in men

Prohibition of the sale of water-laced with nicotine to minors under the age of 18

Prohibition of the sale of water-laced with nicotine to minors under the age of 18

Governor Pataki has announced $19.7 million in funding to prevent and reduce tobacco use across the state

Governor Pataki has announced $19.7 million in funding to prevent and reduce tobacco use across the state

Results from clinical trial of TA-NIC, therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of nicotine addiction

Results from clinical trial of TA-NIC, therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of nicotine addiction

NHS helps 200,000 smokers kick the smoking habit

NHS helps 200,000 smokers kick the smoking habit

Pfizer donates $3.7 million worth of Nicotrol patches to the New York City Department of Health

Pfizer donates $3.7 million worth of Nicotrol patches to the New York City Department of Health

Environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders

Environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders

Secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent

Secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent

The full effects of passive smoking may have been underestimated

The full effects of passive smoking may have been underestimated

Australia will have some of the most graphic tobacco health warnings in the world

Australia will have some of the most graphic tobacco health warnings in the world

Doctors failing to identify smoking in adolescents

Doctors failing to identify smoking in adolescents

Cutting down on cigarettes may actually increase consumption of smoke, carbon monoxide and nicotine

Cutting down on cigarettes may actually increase consumption of smoke, carbon monoxide and nicotine

Vermont announces free or discounted nicotine patches and gum

Vermont announces free or discounted nicotine patches and gum

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Teenagers most vulnerable to the addictive lure of cigarettes

Teenagers most vulnerable to the addictive lure of cigarettes

Nicotine remains one of the most addictive drugs ever used

Nicotine remains one of the most addictive drugs ever used