It is all too common for people to believe that nicotine is a non-toxic substance. This is because they have not looked into the topic and have just blindly assumed that nicotine itself is not bad for you because it is addictive. This is not the case. Nicotine is a powerful and deadly stimulant that is just as bad as caffeine in the sense that it is addictive and a poison that has killed people.
One common question about nicotine is whether it is carcinogenic. The short answer is that yes, it is. This has been confirmed in many studies. A recent study , for example, found a strong link between nicotine and cancer. This has been known for years. There was a small chance that nicotine was not carcinogenic but this has been finally laid to rest.
Another question that people might ask is if nicotine is an enzyme inhibitor. This is a complicated question to answer because of how the effects of nicotine are complicated. It does have enzyme inhibiting properties but whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is not certain. Although it is not certain, the fact that nicotine is an enzyme inhibitor is enough to conclude that it is not a very good substance and can definitely cause some problems.
When someone smokes an ordinary cigarette, the nicotine that is inhaled is absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly. This absorption is so rapid in fact that it is almost instant. The amount of nicotine in the blood increases drastically. This causes the body to react in a very interesting way. The person will feel an extreme rush of pleasure and energy. This is the effect that creates the addictive nature of the substance. At the same time, the pleasure circuits of the brain are being stimulated. The increased amount of dopamine and other pleasure related neurotransmitters will cause a person to feel very good.
This feeling is short lived. It does not take long before the high is over and the person will be left feeling very depressed and tired. It is during this time that a person will crave nicotine. This, of course, leads to the downward spiral of addiction.
This is the basic cycle of addiction that is found in all addictions. The high is followed by a low which is followed by an urge for more of the drug. It is the cycle of addiction that is the deadliest for a person.
The physical effects of nicotine are also quite severe. Nicotine is a stimulant which causes the heart to beat faster. It also causes vasoconstriction which makes the blood pressure rise. Both of these things can cause problems but neither can be compared to the damage caused by smoking. The biggest problem is the carbon monoxide in the smoke. Smoke is not good for anyone’s health and the carbon monoxide is deadly.
There have been many studies done on the effects of nicotine and almost all of them have found that nicotine is indeed a toxin. This is why nicotine replacement therapies are not recommended. They may work as a way to quit smoking but they are not healthy for the body.
The nicotine in the replacement therapies is not freebase. This is very important because the freebase form of nicotine is much more powerful. The freebase form of nicotine can be absorbed into the lungs which is a much faster process than having the nicotine swallowed.
Nicotine is both addictive and toxic. It is only useful because of how it interacts with the body. Without this interaction, nicotine would be worthless to the body and would be excreted just as any other toxin would be. The body is extremely efficient at ridding itself of toxins. This is because toxins are a poison to the body and will damage it if they are not removed. On top of being a poison, nicotine is also addictive. The addiction and the tolerance to nicotine make it highly unlikely that nicotine will be removed from the body.