Nicotine is a poisonous alkaloid and it is found in some plants. In addition, it is the active ingredient of tobacco products and is highly addictive. Nicotine has numerous side effects and some of them are discussed below.
As mentioned before, nicotine is addictive, and the FDA considers addiction a diseases. The usage of tobacco products make people get addicted to nicotine and believe this substance is an absolute necessity.
Also, nicotine causes dependency which may result in limb shaking or shivering. These side effects may occur after long usage, but can cause problems in everyday life.
Another side effect of nicotine is that is causes loss of appetite. And as we all know loss of appetite means loss of weight. Unhealthy body mass may lead to numerous conditions and diseases. Very often people don’t want to quit smoking because they will gain some weight. However, nicotine can be much unhealthier that a few extra kilos.
Nicotine also causes bad breath which may be quite embarrassing. This is common to people who smoke or chew tobacco.
In addition, nicotine can increase blood pressure and people with heart diseases many have serious problems. Also, it increases the beats of the heart.