Nicotine is an alkaloid that’s found in several plants, but primarily tobacco. In very low quantities, it’s also found in potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and green peppers.
When you absorb nicotine in small amounts, whether it’s from cigars, or cigarettes, or the new electronic nicotine delivery systems, nicotine causes a feeling of relaxation calm this and can sometimes cause stimulation and a feeling of being more alert.
The effects of nicotine can last from as little as a few minutes up to a few hours depending on the individual.
Fortunately the carcinogenic properties, which means cancer-causing properties found in nicotine have not been fully evaluated, but all current available literature seems to point to the fact that by itself, it nicotine is not a cancer-causing agent.
Carcinogenic materials are found in typical cigarettes, due to the burning, the chemicals, and the carbon dioxide and smoke which are inhaled into the lungs.