What is Nicotine Dependence?
Nicotine dependence is the physical vulnerability of your body to the chemical nicotine. Nicotine is potently addicting when delivered by various tobacco products. Nicotine produces physical and mood-altering effects in your brain that are temporarily pleasing. The mood-altering effects reinforce your continued use of tobacco.
Which Products Contain Nicotine?
Most products that contain tobacco also contain nicotine.
Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence?
Some of the most common symptoms of nicotine dependence are listed below.
Complications of Nicotine Dependence?
Nicotine dependence can affect several parts of your body. Common complications of nicotine dependence are:
Can Nicotine Dependence be Treated?
Yes. The two main types of treatments are: Nicotine replacement therapy and non-nicotine medication.
There are many types of nicotine replacement therapies. Most of them are available over-the-counter. Nicotine replacement therapies are designed to deliver wean you off nicotine by delivering small doses of nicotine into your bloodstream. The most common types of nicotine replacement therapies are: nicotine patches, nicotine gum and nicotine nasal spray.
Non-nicotine medication are designed to act on brain chemistry to bring about some of the same effects that nicotine induces when a person smokes. A common non-nicotine medication is Zyban.
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