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  • Humans transport dangerous smoke residues indoors

    Decades of research have demonstrated the adverse effects of fine particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as nicotine or acetonitrile from tobacco smoke on human health, with no “safe” level of exposure. Smoking restrictions have decreased non-smokers’ exposure to secondhand smo more

  • Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

    A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more more

  • Breakthrough in mapping nicotine addiction could help researchers improve treatment

    A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain. The breakthrough at the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute comes after decades of failed attempts to crystallize and determine more

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The Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke & Their Effects

That smoking causes cancer is a well known and scientifically proven fact. Everyone knows that nicotine is present in cigarettes, and causes addiction to smoking; however, what’s a little less well known is the range of chemicals contained within cigarette smoke that can lead to carcinogenic (cancer more

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Nicotine

Nicotine Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae), predominantly in tobacco and coca , and in lower quantities in tomato , potato , eggplant (aubergine), and green pepper . Nicotine has been found to c ... more

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