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Butler County Drug Free: Dangers of Nicotine

Dangers of Nicotine 

According to new Truth Initiative research, 33% believed a cup of coffee was as harmful as nicotine; 25% believed nicotine to be helpful with anxiety and depression; and more than 12.5% believed that only smoking cigarettes was addictive.

Nicotine in all its forms is addictive. Getting the wrong information could undermine efforts to stop nicotine use among teens.  Studies have shown that nicotine can damage the lungs and increase the chances of other diseases. Although nicotine is known to impair brain development, there is an ongoing link between nicotine and increased anxiety and depression. 

“Young Adults Are Underestimating the Dangers of Nicotine.” Truth Initiative, 15 June 2022,


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