Nicotine Addiction

(Tobacco Use Disorder; Smoking Addiction)

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Definition

Nicotine addiction is when a person becomes dependent on nicotine. Being dependent means there is a physical change in how your body reacts to a substance. Your body will also have a reaction when you stop using the substance. Nicotine can be found in tobacco products such as cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigars, or pipes. Tobacco use is also associated with several serious health conditions, such as:
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Nicotine addition can be treated, often with a combination of therapies.

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