Archive by category Nicotine Addiction

Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco and is considered one of the most difficult drugs to quit using. Smoking, chewing tobacco and pipe smoking have all been associated with increased risk of cancer, yet those with addiction to nicotine often do not find this risk factor enough to motivate them to quit. Cognitive behavioral therapy is considered an excellent therapeutic choice when trying to change the lifestyle of someone addicted to nicotine.

Electronic Cigarettes: A Heart-Friendly Alternative?

Electronic Cigarettes: A Heart-Friendly Alternative?

What Are E-Cigarettes? First patented in 2003 and released to the American public in 2007, electronic cigarettes (a.k.a. “e-cigs” or “e-cigarettes”) are new nicotine-delivery devices that heat up liquid nicotine to create vapor that users inhale. These devices are quickly becoming popular, with millions of users worldwide. While electronic cigarette manufacturers do not make any […]