Nicotine is good for you. Medical research shows that it can make us feel better, improve concentration, memory and help prevent and combat a number of serious diseases.
Nicotine simply has a bad reputation because it is consumed in cigarette smoking, however in its pure form it is safe and non toxic. Here are some nicotine facts you may find surprising.
1. Nicotine Fact: Nicotine does not cause cancer
Nicotine does not cause cancer or death. It is only one of 4,000 odd chemicals consumed in cigarette smoking and it is some of these that cause death and disease NOT nicotine.
In addition to tar, there is also carbon monoxide, ammonia and arsenic which are all poisonous in fact, at least 43 of the chemicals in tobacco smoke are known to cause cancer or death and nicotine is NOT one of them
2. Nicotine Fact: Nicotine is part of the natural food chain
Nicotine is part of the natural food chain and many people consume nicotine everyday without even realising it.
Nicotine as the New England Journal of Medicine, States:
"Is a naturally occurring compound. Trace elements are found in common foods and vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, eggplant, chili peppers, and some teas"
3. Nicotine Fact: Nicotine improves mood
Nicotine is known to switch on receptors on the surface of cells in the brain, causing these neurons to release the Neuro-transmitter dopamine, a chemical that is associated with feelings of happiness and pleasure.
4. Nicotine Fact: Nicotine can help with serious illnesses
Leading on from the above Nicotine does not just cause feelings of pleasure it can help with memory and concentration and this has led to considerable research in diseases including:
Depression, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease where it is believed alleviate the symptoms and in the latter two even reduce the chances of getting the disease
5. Nicotine Fact – Has a bad reputation!
Many people simply assume nicotine is bad for you because it is consumed in cigarette smoking, but that’s like saying grapes should not be eaten as they are in wine and you can die from drinking too much!
Nicotine as we have seen above is a naturally occurring compound that is part of the food chain and is safe and non toxic. Not only is it safe and non toxic much of the research of nicotine at present actually shows it could do us good.
Of the nicotine facts given above expect fact 5 to change as more people become aware of the truth about nicotine.
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