The Effect Of Nicotine On The Brain

There is an abundant amount of important information available focused on how nicotine reacts with the human body, but do you know how nicotine directly influences the brain? Many nicotine users do not have this information but would probably be interested in learning about this topic. That’s why the accompanying infographic, How Nicotine Affects the Brain, was created.

What is nicotine? Where does it originate? A chemical compound accessible in several forms, nicotine is composed of nitrogen and is created by several different types of plants, obviously including the tobacco plant. Nicotine is found in many parts of the tobacco plant but largely in the leaves. The plant and the compound were named for Jean Nicot, a French ambassador to Portugal, who sent tobacco seeds to Paris in the sixteenth century.

Nicotine has many effects on various parts of the body, including the brain, but truly, the effects on the brain are among the most fascinating. To learn how this organic compound works on our brains, read the infographic.