Tagged With nicotine

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A new UK report concludes that e-cigarettes are a blessing rather than a curse, arguing that the potential health benefits greatly outweigh the risks. After taking a look at the growing body of scientific evidence, researchers at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have concluded that e-cigarettes aren't quite the devil's tool that many are making it out to be.

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Nicotine, the reason why people smoke, chew or snort tobacco, is hard to quit. The American Heart Association says nicotine is about as addictive as heroin or cocaine, which explains why your cig-sucking coworkers get so grumpy and antsy leading up to a smoke break. Since quitting is so difficult and relapsing is so easy, scientists are eyeing vaccines that make addicts immune to nicotine.

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Smoking is bad for you blah blah we know. But you couldn't really tell that to the 80 per cent of American schizophrenic patients who smoke. The jury is still out on why that number's so high, but could some form of treatment come out of this?