Nicotine organically occurs in tobacco plants, but tobacco isn’t the only plant where it can be found. In fact, nicotine actually occurs in the leaves of some of the foods you eat, including tomato plants. Nicotine is a hotly debated subject, perhaps due to the fact that it can have both negative and (seemingly) positive effects on the body. However, because nicotine can be deeply addictive, its effects on both the body as well as the brain are largely negative. And, though nicotine is most prevalent in tobacco cigarettes, today’s e-cigarettes can also contain nicotine, a fact that can cause health risks. Following is valuable information about the nicotine contained within these products, as well as tips for healthy living that may help you to make a final choice about your personal use of nicotine.
Though most of us enjoy good health, we should never take it for granted. Always there is the fear of the unknown, something catastrophic that would take our good health away and that is the scariest notion. Like the Zika virus for instance. Or last year’s widespread flu epidemic since the virulent virus did not match the flu serum for the 2014-2015 flu season.
But how about type 2 diabetes? While it is not classified as an infectious or communicable disease, the incidence of adult-onset diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, even showing up in teens and children. It is estimated that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes; unbelievably, about 8 million don’t even know they have the disease.
One of the most common medical questions revolves around smoking. Smokers want to know the dangers of smoking and how quitting can help. Once a person stops smoking, how quickly can they reduce their risks and regain their health? The truth is that smoking negatively affects every aspect of your health, from minor inconveniences to major health issues and possible death. The dangers of smoking are very real, but preventable.
Cigarettes contain a variety of harmful ingredients that are not meant for human consumption. Formaldehyde, arson, tar and a long list of other damaging chemicals combine to create a potentially lethal combination. The effects don’t take place overnight, but over time. The risk for serious health problems increases with repeated use.