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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is Nicotine good for health?

I recently ran across the following article on line claiming that nicotine is actually good for you. http://www.ejuiceusa.com/get-the-facts-on-liquid-nicotine.php The article is on an e cigarette/juice selling website so they may be inaccurately portraying their product. On the other hand I don t know how easy it is for doctors to set aside preconceived ideas and keep an open mind. Their arguments seem convincing to me, but maybe that s me being ignorant. I want to find out if there is any truth to their claims. Get back to me!
Mon, 22 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi
The article you read was about nicotine effects in body. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and causes strong Psychological dependence. Only in one disease i.e Parkinsonism it has been seen that nicotine may delay onset of parkinsonism. So drugs acting on Nicotine receptors are available for treatment of the same. However in my opinion Nicotine should not consumed as it has many adverse effects in body.
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