Created by Team TQ0310171 on March 13, 2003
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of Tobacco Use…
Most people continue to smoke because they have a craving or are addicted to it. In 1988, the Surgeon General announced that nicotine and smoking can be just as dangerous as drugs and cocaine but many people still continue to use tobacco.
Nicotine comes from a tobacco plant. Nicotine is five percent of a tobacco plant. As little as five percent is, it can do much more damage than many people realize it can. Nicotine contains many chemicals that draw you back to it again and again.
is a natural occurring liquid alkaloid. It stimulates the human body. Only about
one milligram of nicotine is absorbed in your body when you smoke a normal sized
cigarette. Nicotine is the main reason people take more and more of tobacco or
smoke cigarettes. They do not realize that nicotine changes the way your brain
and body work. It can also give you lung, mouth, or skin diseases!