Cigarettes wouldn’t be addictive without nicotine, which is why, the tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookah tobacco, and most e-cigarettes are containing nicotine. Nicotine is known as its highly addictive chemical compound that present in the tobacco plants which makes it hard to quit smoking for smokers and crave for more of it.
Short History of Nicotine.
Nicotiana tabacum or cultivated tobacco is the type of nicotine found in tobacco plants that comes from the nightshade family. The red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes are examples of the nightshade family.
Nicotine was discovered by Christopher Colombus while exploring the Americas for the first time. Then, in 1600s, the smoking of pipes and cigars were spread quickly.
The tobacco industry grew fast in 1700s and exploded in 1800s when the first patented mass production paper machine was invented.
In 1828, two researchers from Germany, Wilhelm Heinrich Posselt, a doctor, and Karl Ludwig Reinmann identified the nicotine as poison and not long after that in 19th centry, the lawmakers had begun to realize the harmful effects of nicotine and decided to banning stores from selling nicotine.
Does Nicotine Cause Cancer?
It is not nicotine that cause cancer, it is tar inside the tobacco that cause cancer. Nicotine is just creating an addictive sensation to the smokers that makes the smokers hard to stop smoking.
What are the Nicotine Effects?
When someone inhaling tobacco, the nicotine travels to the brain within 10 seconds and attaches to receptors where the neurotransmitter acetylcholine would normally dock and starts a chain of chemical reaction that influence numerous bodily functions.
After the nicotine attached to the brain, the human will feel adrenaline, increasement of heart rate, blood pressure, and restricting blood flow to the heart.
Any form of nicotine is highly addictive, any other tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, vaporizers and even the nicotine gums are containing nicotine. It would be best if you avoid to consume products that contain nicotine to prevent the negative effect of nicotine for the sake of your health.