is Nicotine (in any way) healthy for the human body? why, how ? is it mainly the tar in cigarettes that is bad, but the nicotine is good?
I heard/ or read that doctors and hospitals used to prescribe or recommend smoking cigarettes to their patients? when and why? what they thought of the nicotine and how it was healthy ? and how long this lasted? I heard that doctors and hospitals were even prescribing cigarettes for patients in the early 1900s ? is that true? where and why?
what benefits have been proven about nicotine? and how cigarettes of today differ form the tobacco that American Indians would smoke ? why smoking tobacco was so popular after Europeans learned of tobacco from Indians?
**Also, I noticed that my hair started thinning/balding when i stopped smoking cigarettes (talking about within a few weeks after stopping i noticed it, why maybe?
- ZirpLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
There are no indications that nicotine is beneficial.
Serious doctors haven't prescribed it in decades, although cigarettes containing cannabis did once give some relief to astma-sufferers.
"how cigarettes of today differ form the tobacco that American Indians would smoke ?"
They smoked just the plant. Tobacco-products sold in shops today contain dozens of (secret) ingredients intended to improve the taste, reduce coughing and make the tobacco more addictive
- RetiefLv 73 weeks ago
You could do some reading:
- Robert JLv 74 weeks ago
Nicotine is a poison, it is extremely toxic.
In small doses it can cause apparently-pleasant effects - but it is extremely addictive.
Early uses as a "medicine" cannot be trusted - doctors also use to gives such as Arsenic, they were ignorant of harmful effects.
The commonest beneficial use is as an insecticide poison - it's used to fumigate such as greenhouses.