General information

In what forms can nicotine be consumed

Nicotine is primarily consumed in the form of cigarettes, but other forms of consumption such as snuff or chewing tobacco, smoking in a pipe or using a shisha are also common. In recent years, nicotine is also increasingly being consumed as a substitute for tobacco smoking in the form of e-cigarettes.

What's really in there?

In addition to nicotine, tobacco contains thousands of other substances, most of which are very harmful to health and some of which are carcinogenic, and which are usually produced as a by-product of smoking.


Side effect

Withdrawal from nicotine occurs both physically and psychologically and is usually accompanied by nervousness, irritability, possibly depressed mood or sleep disorders, and even aggression and the strong urge to smoke.



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