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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.
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

Public health groups strongly support bipartisan FDA tobacco legislation

Public health groups strongly support bipartisan FDA tobacco legislation

Exposure to nicotine may change adolescents' brains and behavior

Exposure to nicotine may change adolescents' brains and behavior

100,000 fewer New Yorkers smoking

100,000 fewer New Yorkers smoking

68 percent of smokers want help quitting

68 percent of smokers want help quitting

Tips on getting a good nights kip

Tips on getting a good nights kip

Smoking tobacco with a water pipe increasingly popular among women

Smoking tobacco with a water pipe increasingly popular among women

Second-hand smoke scars and affects healing

Second-hand smoke scars and affects healing

Vast majority of college smokers don't quit

Vast majority of college smokers don't quit

Strongest evidence yet for the role of genetic factors in smoking addiction

Strongest evidence yet for the role of genetic factors in smoking addiction

Welsh plaster invention will help diabetics

Welsh plaster invention will help diabetics

A revolutionary new plaster could help diabetics

A revolutionary new plaster could help diabetics

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