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    The wonderful benefits of using nicotine

    I'd like to get a list of research studies that have shown the benefits of nicotine use. It doesn't matter if it was administered via NRT, ecigs or even tobacco.

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    I'll start:

    Depression :

    Nicotine shows potential medical benefits

    Nicotine may improve the symptoms of depression in people who do not smoke, Duke University Medical Center scientists have discovered.

    The finding does not mean that people with depression should smoke or even start using a nicotine patch, the researchers caution. They say that smoking remains the No. 1 preventable cause of death and disability in the United States, and that the addictive hazards of tobacco far outweigh the potential benefits of nicotine in depression.

    But the finding suggests that it may be possible to manipulate nicotine's effects to safely reap its potential medical benefits, according to the researchers. As an example of the drug's potential, they said, pharmaceutical companies already are developing compounds for treating other brain disorders by mimicking the beneficial properties of nicotine while avoiding its addictive nature.

    ......The team found that participants who wore the nicotine patch for at least eight days experienced a significant decline in their depression-assessment rating scores. McClernon said this finding indicates that the drug led to an improvement in depression symptoms.

    As a possible explanation for how nicotine exerts its beneficial effect, McClernon said: "The same areas of the brain that are stimulated by nicotine appear to be involved in the regulation of mood."

    Nicotine stimulates the release of specific neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which carry messages between nerves cells. Depression has been linked to chemical imbalances of these neurotransmitters, McClernon said.


    ecigs are not a gateway to tobacco smoking, so ecigs could safely be used for depression.


    Please post more.
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    Nicotine Patch May Improve Memory in Pre-Dementia Patients

    People with mild memory loss, often an early warning sign of future dementia, may get help from an unexpected source: nicotine patches.

    A new study published in the journal Neurology shows that wearing a nicotine patch improved the brain performance of such adults.

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    Nicotine treatment for ulcerative colitis


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2014383/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavinry4 View Post
    I'll start:
    ecigs are not a gateway to tobacco smoking, so ecigs could safely be used for depression.
    Where is the citation for this statement?

    I honestly thought that there simply would not be enough data yet to make this kind of claim.
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    Dietary nicotine or other constituents of tobacco and peppers may reduce Parkinson's Disease risk


    Nicotine from edible Solanaceae and risk of Parkinson disease - Nielsen - 2013 - Annals of Neurology - Wiley Online Library

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    Seems most, if not all, only work for non-smokers.
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    NEW ORLEANS, LA -- November 13, 2003 -- Nicotine serves as well as the commonly prescribed drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) on measures of motor inhibition taken in teens with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeind View Post
    Seems most, if not all, only work for non-smokers.
    Actually, these are the most compelling studies because the anti nicotine activists will try and push the line that nicotine only has benefits to current smokers, by scratching the self created itch of relieving withdrawal symptoms. These studies show that nicotine is OF ITSELF a potential therapeutic substance, just like antidepressants or antiinflammatories are. It explains why many smokers miss smoking even once the physical withdrawals are long gone. I for one feel a greater sense of wellbeing dosed on a regular schedule of nicotine.

    I wonder if the great societal changes and creativity and reforms and productivity of the 1960's were partly fueled by nicotine enhanced brains. It seems in these days of nicotine prohibition that we are a greyer, more authoritarian and risk averse society. Then, anything seemed possible. Now, fear and insularity reign.

    Great topic Mav.
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