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Is nicotine addiction serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Nicotine addiction is serious because it is connected to smoking and tobacco use. Nicotine itself does not cause cancer-it causes the addiction to tobacco products-but smoking and tobacco use do cause cancer. Tobacco use, with its many harmful substances, can lead to heart, lung and circulatory disease, and cancer. Smoking is responsible for more fatalities in the United States than any other illness.

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