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It is already difficult to imagine the world around us without cigarettes. Smoky people everywhere – in cafes, on the streets, in porches, in films, in works of art. Smoking has become so commonplace that we don’t even think about it much. But, in fact, this is a very dangerous phenomenon, and even more dangerous than we sometimes think. In many respects, it owes its danger to the main substance that is contained in tobacco leaves – nicotine. But only, even though we heard abstract expressions, such as “a drop of nicotine kills a horse,” but what do we really know about this substance? Is it so dangerous, as is customary to say – or is it still one gigantic exaggeration?
Small amounts of nicotine can be found not only in tobacco. Tomatoes, potatoes and some other plants also contain it – but we are not talking about a concentration that could be harmful. Therefore, we continue to eat potatoes on a daily basis – and not to experience problems. It’s worth talking about those situations when this substance is used in significant doses, and therefore can negatively affect human health, causing problems such as:
1) Oncological diseases;
2) Arrhythmia, heart failure and other heart diseases;
3) Stomatitis and much more.
People are not always knowledgeable about the negative effects that nicotine can carry. Usually, knowledge of this does not go far beyond the phrase written on a pack of cigarettes, stating that “smoking kills”, which it is customary to ignore with skepticism. This misunderstanding should be corrected by this section, which is devoted to everything that can be associated with this substance.
You will learn about nicotine everything that you just wanted to know – and you will discover those sides of it that you had not previously known about. All the properties of this substance, the consequences of consuming products that contain it (primarily, of course, cigarettes), its interaction with the body – all this is presented in the materials contained in this section.
Many people smoke, others actively interact with smokers, exposed to the passive effects of tobacco smoke. But if people were more informed about all the effects that are hidden in a common alkaloid called nicotine, then they would probably redefine their bad habits. And we hope that the materials in this section will also make you think about your health.