Is Nicotine bad? Can It Kill You? What are its effects?

Is nicotine bad?

Scientists don't doubt that nicotine is highly addictive, but many wonder if a daily dose could be as innocuous as the caffeine many of us get from our morning coffee or tea. The NHS website suggests, "While nicotine is the addictive substance in cigarettes, it's relatively harmless. Almost all of the harm from smoking comes from seven thousand chemicals in tobacco smoke, many of which are toxic."

Some studies show that nicotine, like caffeine, can even have potentially positive effects. It's a stimulant that raises the heart rate and increases information processing speed, reducing tension and sharpening the mind. However, its addictive qualities should not be overlooked.


Can nicotine kill you?

As with any substance taken in excess, nicotine can be lethal in large enough quantities but not in the concentrations we apply it to our pouches. We have carefully studied the concentrations of our pouches to ensure we follow both the EU and British laws and standards. We want you to have an enjoyable time with all our products that enable you to get the most out of life while not sacrificing your health.


What are Nicotine’s effects?

There are many potential effects of nicotine — many of the negative aspects become noticeable in higher concentrations. It's all about finding what's right for you. These can include:

  • Heightened mood
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or queasiness
  • Sounder memory
  • Increased alertness


How long does nicotine stay in my body?

Nicotine is metabolised in the liver. How long it stays in your body's system can depend on many factors, including your age, weight, frequency of use, and hydration and physical activity levels.


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