Nicotine( Re: Time for a jump in quality?)

Arjen Kamphuis (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 17:48:40 +0200 (CEST)

At 23:14 30-03-98 -0500, you wrote:
>Arjen Kamphuis wrote:
>>- Nicotine greatly increases the chance of vascular disease but
>> significantly lowers the probability of contracting braindiseases
>> like Alzheimer or Parkinson (take your pick).
>does nicotine in and of itself increase the chance of vascular
>desease, or only when smoked in the form of tobacco? if the latter then
>chewing tobacco gives you the best of both worlds (and lip cancer,
>but that's beside the point).

To the best of my knowledge nicotine catalyzes the buildup of fat inside
vains and arteries thereby increasing the chance of cardiac-arrest and
The tar just gives you lungcancer (doctors in the hous, please correct me
if I'm wrong ;-).


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