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Is nicotine the only harmful part of tobacco?

Nicotine is not the most harmful part of a cigarette. The thousands of other toxins present in tobacco smoke are the dangerous parts. If you temporarily substitute a safe form of nicotine for cigarette smoke, your body can adjust to not smoking in a safe way. Addiction is not just about the presence of nicotine but about how fast it gets to the brain. It takes just a few seconds for the nicotine from a cigarette to reach the brain. Without this peak, you cannot become addicted.

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