Tobacco as a Drug
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This paper looks at tobacco and why it is not considered an illegal drug although it is addictive, and extremely harmful to one's health. The paper relates that the FDA has declared it a drug, but restricts its sale only for children and adolescents. The paper explains that the FDA considers this a pediatric problem since addiction begins with use in childhood.
From the Paper:"The leaves of the tobacco plant have been used for making both smoking and chewing tobacco for many centuries because they contain nicotine, a powerful drug, which acts as a stimulant on the heart, nervous system and other organs of the body when tobacco is inhaled, ingested or absorbed. The effects of nicotine on the nervous system cause people to become addicted to the drug and the stimulatory effect of nicotine makes the act of smoking or chewing tobacco pleasurable. Despite the addictive properties of the nicotine..."
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Tobacco as a Drug (2008, December 01) Retrieved June 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/tobacco-as-a-drug-121696/
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