Is Nicotine the Next Big Smart Drug?

Is Nicotine the Next Big Smart Drug?

People often confuse the effects of caffeine with the effects of coffee, even though caffeine and coffee are different substances (coffee has hundreds of chemicals; caffeine is just one of them). Likewise, nicotine gets the headlines when it comes to tobacco, even though it’s just one of the 5,000+ chemicals in cigarette smoke.

There’s a lot more to nicotine than smoking and addiction. Like caffeine, it’s a powerful smart drug, and when you get it at low doses in its pure form — without toxins and carcinogens wrapped around it and rolled into a cigarette — nicotine can be a formidable (if occasional) biohack.

See also: Repurposing an Old Drug and Nicotinic Receptor Alpha6 Subunit as Potential Pain Target

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