What it’s used for:
Nicotine is found in all forms of tobacco including regular cigarettes, vape liquid, chewing tobacco, and more. It is highly addictive.
How it affects the body:
While other chemicals primarily affect the body, nicotine affects the brain. When you use nicotine products, it’s quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, reaching your brain within seconds. The brain then releases adrenaline, creating a buzz and short-term energy. This feeling doesn’t last long and soon leaves you feeling tired, a little down, and craving more. Since your body can build up a high tolerance to nicotine, the more you use it, the more nicotine you need to get those good feelings. Finally, the younger you are when you start using nicotine, the more likely it is that you’ll become addicted1. Meet Nicotine: Your super clingy friend.