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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.
Researchers localize specific brain circuit mediating addiction remission

Researchers localize specific brain circuit mediating addiction remission

Parental nicotine exposure may promote addiction-like behaviors in successive generations

Parental nicotine exposure may promote addiction-like behaviors in successive generations

Study: Male smokers are at increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death

Study: Male smokers are at increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death

Banning menthol cigarettes likely to benefit public health and may lead to social justice and equity

Banning menthol cigarettes likely to benefit public health and may lead to social justice and equity

Addition of menthol to cigarettes increases smoking frequency and nicotine dependency among youth

Addition of menthol to cigarettes increases smoking frequency and nicotine dependency among youth

Global study analyzes the prevalence of vaping among young people

Global study analyzes the prevalence of vaping among young people

Tobacco tax may be associated with higher e-cigarette use among young people

Tobacco tax may be associated with higher e-cigarette use among young people

Study estimates effectiveness of 2-dose and 3-dose mRNA vaccination against Omicron

Study estimates effectiveness of 2-dose and 3-dose mRNA vaccination against Omicron

Effective anti-vaping advertisements can have the greatest impact on teens

Effective anti-vaping advertisements can have the greatest impact on teens

Combined use of traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes does not reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Combined use of traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes does not reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Analysis finds reductions in cigarette use among people with major depression, substance use disorder

Analysis finds reductions in cigarette use among people with major depression, substance use disorder

Researchers identify 16 distinct cell populations in a key brain region for substance use disorders

Researchers identify 16 distinct cell populations in a key brain region for substance use disorders

Pod-based e-cigarette use alters the inflammatory state across multiple organ systems

Pod-based e-cigarette use alters the inflammatory state across multiple organ systems

Tobacco use increased in smokers trying to quit during COVID-19, study finds

Tobacco use increased in smokers trying to quit during COVID-19, study finds

Aromatic amines in pets' stool could be a sign of health issues for humans

Aromatic amines in pets' stool could be a sign of health issues for humans

FDA requests nearly 34% increase in funding  as part of the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget

FDA requests nearly 34% increase in funding as part of the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget

Money flows into addiction tech, but will it curb soaring opioid overdose deaths?

Money flows into addiction tech, but will it curb soaring opioid overdose deaths?

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Congress shelves covid funding for now

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Congress shelves covid funding for now

Combination treatment could benefit smokers who also drink heavily

Combination treatment could benefit smokers who also drink heavily

Study illustrates the link between e-cigarette use and increased odds of prediabetes

Study illustrates the link between e-cigarette use and increased odds of prediabetes