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Four Surprising Potential Health Benefits of Nicotine

Let’s make one thing clear: cigarettes are terrible. Because science is usually hard to prove definitively, journalists and scientists almost always say that things—like, for instance, processed meat or lack of exercise—“may” increase your risk of cancer. Cigarettes will increase your risk of cancer.

Nicotine, however, is not the same thing as tobacco. The common stimulant is found in tobacco—and in lower amounts in eggplants and tomatoes—but it shares cigarettes with more than 4,000 other chemicals, including dozens of compounds known to cause cancer.

Even when you isolate nicotine, inhaling it is still a lousy delivery system that stresses the lungs and probably…

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 Four Surprising Potential Health Benefits of Nicotine

As long as you're not smoking it, of course.

Students Against Nicotine

​Our Vision is to create a nicotine-free youth population through education, networking, community outreach, and legislative action and advocacy. To accomplish this, we need students nationwide--both addicted to nicotine or not-- to band together and take a STAND against nicotine addiction. By educating and empowering youth, banning flavors, and shifting public perception of nicotine, we can accomplish this vision.

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids.

The Real Cost

You already know that tobacco is bad for you, but even experimenting can come with a cost.


We're not here to criticize your choices, or tell you not to smoke. We're here to arm everyone – smokers and non-smokers – with the tools to make change.


Nicotine is only one of more than 4,000 chemicals, many of which are poisonous, found in the smoke from tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco products also contain many toxins, as well as high levels of nicotine.


Tobacco and nicotine can be addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and morphine.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Nicotine is highly addictive. The tar in cigarettes increases a smoker's risk of lung cancer, emphysema, and bronchial disorders. The carbon monoxide in smoke increases the chance of cardiovascular diseases.

NeuroScience for Kids

Christopher Columbus and his crewman on their voyage to the "New World" were the first Europeans to see tobacco smoking. The tobacco plant is called Nicotiana tabacum and is named after an early importer named Jean Nicot. A water/nicotine mixture has been used as an insecticide since 1746. In 1828, nicotine was isolated from the leaves of the tobacco plant.

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