There is plenty of valuable information accessible focused on how nicotine affects the human body, but do you understand how nicotine can impact your mind? Many nicotine users do not have these facts but are probably the most interested party when it comes to learning about this topic. That’s why the accompanying infographic, How Nicotine Affects the Brain, was developed.
What is nicotine? Where does it come from? A chemical compound found in various physical forms, nicotine is composed of nitrogen and is created by several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. Nicotine naturally occurs in many parts of the tobacco plant, but the leaves especially contain it. The plant and the compound were named for Jean Nicot, a French ambassador to Portugal, who shipped tobacco seeds to Paris in the sixteenth century.
Nicotine has multiple effects on various parts of the body, including the brain, but honestly, the effects on the brain are among the most interesting. To learn how this organic compound works on our brains, read the infographic.