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1: Description | Nicotine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in tobacco and other plants. At room temperature, it is a clear, oily liquid. Nicotine is one of the most frequently used addictive drugs. The chemical makeup of Nicotine is C10H14N2
3: 1492-Columbus lands in the West Indies and is offered dried tobacco leaves by the natives. 1809-Nicotine is first observed as an active product in tobacco. 1828-Nicotine is given it's name. | 1893-German scientist discovers the chemical structure 1939-It is proposed that there could be a link between smoking and lung cancer. 1967-The FTC releases it's first nicotine report. 1984-Nicotine gum is approved for prescription use 1992-Nicotine patch is approved for prescription use. 1996-Clinton launches anti-smoking program 1996-Nicotine gum & patch are both approved for over-the-counter sale.
4: Street Names | smokes cigs butts chew dip snuff fags Coffin nails
7: Ways to ingest Nicotine: | ORAL: Gum, smoking, chewing tobacco, lozenges, | Through Skin: Patches | Inhale: inhaler
9: Similar drugs: | Caffeine is a drug which tends to have an effect similar to nicotines.
10: Medical Uses | nicotine is currently being studied to see if it could help to treat depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, Tourettes, ADHD, anxiety, and other disorders. It has also been shown to slow the onset of Parkinson's Disease.
12: Effects | Psychological: | -Creates a calm feeling -enhances attention span -increases pleasure of some activities | Physiological: | -increases heart rate -raises blood pressure -relaxes muscles -may result in nausea, dizziness, or light-headedness. -Can cause cardio vascular problems and lung cancer.
13: Effects can linger for a few hours before they fully ware off | Duration: | The duration of nicotines effects last from 10-120 minuets depending on how it was ingested.
14: Dependence | Nicotine one of the most addictive substances known. Physical dependence usually occurs very quickly and is very difficult to overcome. Withdrawal symptoms can include headache, nausea, insomnia and agitation.