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Nicotine is a thousand times more potent than alcohol and five to ten times more potent than cocaine. Most smokers use tobacco regularly because they are addicted to nicotine. Addiction is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, even in the face of negative health consequences. Tobacco smoke delivers as least 60 known cancer-causing chemicals, tiny amounts of poison including arsenic, and more than 4,000 other substances to the body.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, CDC, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, American Heart Association, Psychology Today, University of Minnesota , and Washington and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals . The Health Tip of the Week is for educational purposes only. For additional information, consult your physician. Please feel free to copy and distribute this health resource.
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