Nicotine has long been vilified, in large part because it is the addictive element in cigarettes. But recent studies have shown that nicotine by itself can have some benefits to some people. Some examples are listed below.
- Nicotine can be beneficial to those with Alzheimer’s. Not only do smokers have a lower incidence of the disease, one study found that Alzheimer patients who used nicotine patches were able to maintain cognitive function for a longer time.
- Smokers are less likely to get ulcerative colitis, a debilitating autoimmune condition. There is some anecdotal evidence online of people who have ulcerative colitis treating their symptoms successfully by using electronic cigarettes or nicotine patches.
- There is some evidence that nicotine can be beneficial to people who have depression. Some studies have shown an increase in dopamine and serotonin when people use nicotine.
Given all these finding, however, I do not think it is a good idea to smoke, since smoking has been shown to have a myriad of detrimental effects on your health. If you already do smoke, one thing you might want to do is switch over to e-cigarettes. This will likely be better for your health, since electronic cigarettes, while they do contain nicotine, do not contain other harmful ingredients in tobacco such as tar and carbon monoxide.
I myself use e-cigs, and my favorite company to buy them from is Halo Cigs. I prefer their slim batteries, called G6, since they are the same size as standard cigarettes and very convenient to carry around. If you are interested in exploring e-cigarettes, I encourage you to obtain the most recent Halo Cigs promo code from http://e-cigbargains.com/halocigs/ before placing an order with Halo. In addition, you should consider using discount coupons online to get the best prices possible on your purchase.
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