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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.
Vaping has significant cardiovascular effect on adolescent males but not females, mouse study finds

Vaping has significant cardiovascular effect on adolescent males but not females, mouse study finds

New research shines light on mysterious dynamics that define the interplay between nerves and muscle

New research shines light on mysterious dynamics that define the interplay between nerves and muscle

Study assesses the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid

Study assesses the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid

Study shows a cause-and-effect link between cigarette smoking and cognitive impairment

Study shows a cause-and-effect link between cigarette smoking and cognitive impairment

Early-life smoke exposure produces long-lasting sleep alterations in adult mice

Early-life smoke exposure produces long-lasting sleep alterations in adult mice

Experts debate the medicinal licensing of e-cigarettes

Experts debate the medicinal licensing of e-cigarettes

Secondhand nicotine vaping at home may increase risk of bronchitic symptoms in young adults

Secondhand nicotine vaping at home may increase risk of bronchitic symptoms in young adults

Switching to smokeless tobacco associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk in smokers

Switching to smokeless tobacco associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk in smokers

Daily vaping increases the odds of quitting traditional cigarettes in heavy smokers

Daily vaping increases the odds of quitting traditional cigarettes in heavy smokers

Survey shows significant decrease in percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2021

Survey shows significant decrease in percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2021

Largest declines in adolescent use of illicit drugs reported in 2021

Largest declines in adolescent use of illicit drugs reported in 2021

Researchers develop a battery-free, wearable device for real-time nicotine monitoring

Researchers develop a battery-free, wearable device for real-time nicotine monitoring

Electronic nicotine delivery systems may help some people stop smoking cigarettes

Electronic nicotine delivery systems may help some people stop smoking cigarettes

Link between tobacco product use and alcohol consumption with anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody titers after BNT162b2 vaccine

Link between tobacco product use and alcohol consumption with anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody titers after BNT162b2 vaccine

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking

E-cigarette use may be linked to higher odds of erectile dysfunction regardless of smoking history

E-cigarette use may be linked to higher odds of erectile dysfunction regardless of smoking history

Vaping linked to dysregulation of mitochondrial genes and immune response genes

Vaping linked to dysregulation of mitochondrial genes and immune response genes

Electronic cigarette use linked with higher prevalence of fragility fractures

Electronic cigarette use linked with higher prevalence of fragility fractures

Stroke survivors more likely than cancer survivors to continue cigarette smoking

Stroke survivors more likely than cancer survivors to continue cigarette smoking

Death from heart attack or stroke may be the first CVD event in some smokers

Death from heart attack or stroke may be the first CVD event in some smokers