Nicotine Research Paper

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It is not linked to cancer nor is it carcinogenic but is nicotine bad for you? There is some positive potential related to nicotine. Its molecules have almost the same size and shape of acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter that is vital for the human body. Nicotine as a result acts like a neurotransmitter and activates the release of neurotransmitters like hormones and dopamine. It also stimulates the brain’s pleasure centers. Nicotine also improve one’s memory and concentration According to American Academy of Neurology nicotine is useful in treatment of neurological disorders. Nicotine slows down Alzheimer’s disease and protects against Parkinson’s disease. Nicotine is also classified as a stimulant. It gives some adrenaline and kick …show more content…

The amount of nicotine contained in cigarettes ranges from 8 mg to 20 mg of nicotine but most cigarettes have an average amount of 12 mg of nicotine. This is not however the amount ingested by the consumer. A smoker ingests 1 mg of nicotine from smoking one cigarette. Various brands contain different amounts of nicotine. The body builds up a certain level of nicotine that is present. The brain becomes acclimated to this level and signals the need for more causing the craving for cigarettes. Smoking a cigarette exposes you to chemical additives that are harmful to the body. Cigarettes have becomes more dangerous with time due to the addition of tobacco additives. Nicotine takes under 10 seconds to reach a person’s brain and takes five minutes to reach the central nervous system. Traces of nicotine are not detectable a few day after smoking a cigarette. When smoking nicotine contained in cigarettes is attached to tar inside the smoke and absorbed into the lungs. Tar however takes more time to be absorbed into the lungs than nicotine. Repeated exposure of the lungs to tar creates a buildup that kills lung …show more content…

Open lung biopsy gives conclusive diagnosis. Some symptoms related to popcorn lung are shortness of breath, wheezing and dry cough. Despite being irreversible, popcorn lung disease has treatment options. Steroids ease symptoms and reduce inflammation. The amount of air exhaled can be increased inhaling cyclosporine. This reduces the amount of trapped air and gives patients with popcorn lung disease better lung capacity. Lung transplant is also an option in some cases. Electronic cigarettes are vaporizers that simulate the smoking feeling without burning tobacco. Electronic cigarette are battery powered. Electronic cigarettes are composed of a cartridge, heating device and a power source. The cartridge holds a liquid solution that contains different amounts of flavorings, nicotine and other chemicals. Mods, cigalikes and eGos are the main types of e-cigarettes mostly used. Most e-cigarettes are reusable but some known as first generation cigalikes are usually disposable. Users usually inhale an aerosol instead of cigarette smoke when using e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain a heating device that atomizes the e-liquid which in turn produces vapor that the user

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