What is nicotine? Where does it come from? A chemical compound available in several forms and created by several types of plants, inc\luding the tobacco plant. Nicotine is created in many parts of the tobacco plant but is found largely in the leaves. The compound was named after Frenchman Jean Nicot, an ambassador to Portugal, who shipped tobacco seeds to Paris in 1550.
A lot of studies have been done about nicotine and it’s interaction with the human body, but do you know the specifics of how nicotine influences the brain? Most nicotine users probably haven’t thought about it but would probably be interested in learning about this topic. That’s why the accompanying infographic, How Nicotine Affects the Brain, was created.
Nicotine has many effects on various parts of the body, including the brain, but truly, the effects on the brain are among the most fascinating. To learn how this organic compound works on our brains, read the infographic.