There is a lot of valuable information available about how nicotine affects the human body, but do you know how nicotine impacts the brain? Most nicotine users do not have this information but are probably 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 come from? A chemical compound available in various forms, nicotine contains nitrogen and is created by several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. Nicotine occurs in many parts of the tobacco plant, but is found mainly in the leaves. The plant and the compound were named for Jean Nicot, a French ambassador to Portugal, who shipped tobacco seeds to Paris in 1550.
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.