Nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the world. Cigarette smoking has been the most popular method of taking nicotine since the beginning of the 20th century.
Nicotine is legal. It's used in cigarettes, patches, and even the nicotine cartridges used in the electric cigarettes.
The benefits of nicotine include boost concentration, improve memory and control body weight.
The cost of taking nicotine is getting joint pains, feel lightheaded, headaches, sleep disturbance, abnormal dreams, dizziness, increase blood pressure, increase or decrease heart beat, muscle pain, diarrhoea, heartburn, lung cancer and others.
Large amounts of nicotine are bad for you. Here are the reasons why:
Cigarettes contain over 4,000 compounds that are toxic and damage your cells. Included in these compounds are acetone, arsenic, benzene, ammonia, and cadmium! Do you seriously want these chemicals being inhaled through your body?
Its highly addictive, so the more you take it, the worse your health gets.
Nicotine binds to an area of the brain that increases the flow of adrenaline. This causes increased blood pressure, and heart rate. These conditions worsen existing heart and blood pressure problems.
This drug stimulates you, so you can end up staying awake all night if you take it before bedtime.
When people see a smoker, they usually think “Phew! That smoke smells,” or “Why are you doing that? It’s bad for you.”
Smokers have the image of looking lousy and rebellious.
Some smokers take nicotine to look cool, some smoke it for relaxation reasons and some are addicted.
Smoking kills half of all regular smokers.
Smoking causes nine out of 10 cases of lung cancer and a third of all cancer deaths, according to a 2006 British study.
Sucking burning hot gas and particulates into your lungs clogs up and burns the tissue.