All You Need to Know About What is Nicotine, It’s Uses and Effects

What is Nicotine ? 

Nicotine is a chemical that is found in tobacco products family. It fastens the transfer of instructions between the human brain and body due to which its addict feels relaxed for a moment. 


Which Type of Products Contain Nicotine ? 

type of products that contain nicotine

Nicotine has become so popular all over the world that nicotine leaves are now being used in many products. This process of using nicotine in many products is increasing day by day. Most popular products which contain nicotine in them are 

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • pipe tobacco
  • Dry and Wet snuff
  • chewing tobacco

A report says that chewing tobacco may be responsible for intense nicotine in the human body which may turn into harmful after effect if care could not be taken. 


How is Nicotine Used ? 

Nicotine is being used in two ways : 

  • In smoking products
  • In smokeless products

In Smoking Products : 

When we talk about uses of nicotine in smoking products, cigarettes place their first position in this list due to most demand and availability. Moreover, it is also used for smoking purposes in pipes and cigars. 

In Smokeless Products :

Using nicotine in smokeless products is more harmful than its usage in smoking products as they contain high amounts of pure nicotine in them. Wet and dry snuff and chewing tobacco are most commonly used smokeless products which contain nicotine. 


Is Nicotine a Drug ? 

is nicotine a drug

Yes! Nicotine is a relaxing and recreational drug that is widely used all over the world. Most people use it to change their mood especially when they are depressed. If you or anyone in your family or surroundings is not a smoker then you may not know with the fact that it's addictive to have to leave it once you fall into it. 


What Does Nicotine Do to Your Body ? 

Inhaling nicotine may look non-effective for instance but it has so much harmful after effects if not left earlier. 


A report says that one of the most preventable causes of death in the United States has been due to smoking. 


Its consumption broadly causes lung cancer. It may also be responsible for mouth cancer, throat cancer,brain cancer, bladder cancer or even kidneys cancer. It has also been observed that, on average, smokes die more than 10 years earlier than people who do not smoke. 


Toxic and Dangerous Chemicals That Nicotine Contains 

toxic chemicals that nicotine contain

Not only the smoker but non-smokers may also be affected by toxic chemicals emitted by nicotine products. Most particularly someone who smokes should keep such distance that its smoke could not reach the children. 


There are thousands of chemicals which emit in their smoke among which many are so harmful. Few of these harmful chemicals are mentioned below

  • Benzene
  • Tar
  • Chromium VI
  • Cadmium
  • 1,3-Butadiene

Is Nicotine a Depressant or a Stimulant ? 

Smoking is basically depressant and stimulant on the same hand. We can not classify effects of nicotine in among these two but its intensity may vary which depends on the way of its use and environment. Whether nicotine is depressant or stimulant can be perfectly identified by the current mood of the user and for what purpose he or she is using it.


A report has proposed that the effect of depressant is lower than the effect of stimulant.