Trials of a natural supplement designed to stop smoking have caused
controversy in the UK as they are being carried out on pregnant
women. Manufacturers of NicoBloc however say it is a safer method
than the usual nicotine replacement...
New evidence suggests that nicotine may not only cause addiction
but the compound and its derivatives could also promote cancer
development and progression. The findings, which support other
recent results, could lead to an evaluation...
US researchers have discovered that a chemical called nornicotine,
naturally present in tobacco and also produced as a metabolite of
nicotine, may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer,
ageing, and Alzheimer's disease.
Sucking on nicotine-laced lollipops is catching on as a way to quit
smoking, but critics showed concern this week about the products'
appeal to children and urged a ban until studies prove they are
safe and effective.