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What is nicotine?

Nicotine is a chemical substance found in tobacco leaves. It is the addiction to nicotine that keeps you smoking. Nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine.

How does nicotine work?
From the moment that you inhale tobacco smoke, it takes four seconds for the nicotine to reach your blood stream and about ten seconds to reach the brain. Once the nicotine has attached itself to special sites in the brain, many relaxing chemicals are released. But this effect only lasts for a short time and then the addicted smoker needs to 'top up' their nicotine. One of the reasons people continue to smoke is because they enjoy the effect of these relaxing chemicals being released by the brain. The nicotine gives you a relaxing feel, it make you feel like you have energy, calms you down,Most people smoke in the morning or in first half an hour that they wake up. Smoking-related diseases are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. With 35 million smokers trying to quit each year, and only 7 percent succeeding in one year.

What Age-Groups Smoke The Most.

The percentage of smokers by age group:

Age
Men
Women
18-24
37.2%
18.9%
25-34
34.2 %
29.5%
35-44
34.8 %
21.5%
45-54
31.9 %
13.4 %
55-64
17.0 %
18.1 %
65 & over
12.0 %
19.2%

Nicotein Free Cigarets- Whats The Point!
Some people think that it is okay to smoke cigarets once all of the nicotein has been
taken out of them but then what is the point of smoking at all if there is nothing
to addict you here is a short video of someon taking the nicotein out of 20
cigarets. notic that at one stage it says 'do not drink the black juice, the
juice of 4 cigartes would be fatal'!


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Websites to look at-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine
http://www.abc.net.au/quantum/poison/nicotine/nicotine.htm
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nicotine.htm
http://health.howstuffworks.com/nicotine3.htm

http://www.quit.org.au/article.asp?ContentID=6842