Smoking Facts - Nicotine Is Good For Your Health!

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It sounds very strange that Nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco, is actually a drug which may have a lot of useful medical applications.

Nicotine can in certain cases, can be good for you.

We are all aware of the fact? that smoking is bad for us. It kills? millions of people annually.
The irony is that the drug Nicotine which is found in the tobacco that we smoke is actually good for health and has a number of medicinal uses. It is a part of the natural food chain and is found in a number of everyday foodstuffs, ranging from tomatoes, potatoes, chili peppers to tea.

It is the other dangerous chemicals that we inhale while we smoke that make it such a life threatening practice.

The World Health Organization has stated that tobacco smoke contains about 4,000 dangerous and lethal chemicals. Nicotine is the only one of these chemicals which is beneficial? for our health. These chemicals include tar, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Carbon monoxide is found in car exhaust fumes, ammonia is used in floor cleaner and formaldehyde is used in rat poison. These substances cause mouth cancer, throat cancer and bladder cancer to name a few diseases.

Nicotine is the only chemical which makes you feel good. It switches on certain receptors in the brain which causes them to release a neuro transmitter called dopamine. This chemical is also known as the feel good chemical. It is associated with conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's diseases and attention deficit disorder.

Different drugs companies are researching on methods to help smokers quit and novel methods of Nicotine delivery. Nicotine water is one such method. It simply delivers nicotine in water with no added chemicals. This is already available in the market, and different products are likely to be followed.