Today, more than ever, there are people talking about tobacco, nicotine, and the many causes of concern these raise. Albeit popularised, from its land of origin in South America, by Europeans for profit and of course, later commercialised for recreational use, the pros and cons of the usage of nicotine continue to be a topic of debate: medically, socially, and even economically. 

However, before we draw a conclusion on which side to take, here are some facts about nicotine that you need to know: 

1. It is one of the most toxic of all poisons for the human body and has a rapid onset of action

Our first fact about nicotine is an irrefutable fact. On a scale of different intoxicants that can impact and become a cause of addiction in the human body, nicotine is categorised as Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH).

2. Nicotine addiction can be hereditary. 

Different studies have shown that addiction to nicotine is transferable to children - especially when studied among women as mothers and grandmothers in the genetic tracker. From lung disorders or being born with lung damage to having a dysregulated hormonal balance, children can be at the receiving end of nicotine addiction from parents and grandparents, making it necessary to know and take precautions on this front at an early neonatal stage. 

3. It is hazardous waste in the environment. 

A surprising fact for many, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nicotine is an acute hazardous waste. This is why not only the use but also the usage of nicotine and the disposal of nicotine-based products must be done with care. 

4. Nicotine may improve memory and concentration 

This seemingly positive fact about nicotine is a double-edged sword. Nicotine is known to have a biphasic effect: which means that in small doses, nicotine enables a consumer to experience greater alertness and the ability to recall things. However, in the long run, it causes relaxation to a point of ill effect. This, of course, accompanied by its addictive nature, makes fighting nicotine addiction a challenge, but aids such as aromatherapy through our plant-based diffusers at Ripple+ are great ways to work towards a healthier and better lifestyle. 

5. The youth are more susceptible to the effects of nicotine than fully-grown adults. 

With more and more teenagers with access to and using intoxicants like nicotine, it is important to note that compared to a fully grown adult, young adults and teenagers are seen to have more adverse effects of nicotine. However, on average, they are also seen to be more receptive to ways that help curb addiction to substances like nicotine. A great way to work on this for most young adults and those who are used to consuming nicotine includes aromatherapy, among other ways to decrease the addiction to the substance. 

To sum it up

While nicotine use continues in the world, the negative impacts of the substance clearly outweigh the positives. With a generation of nicotine users becoming more conscious and willing to adapt to more positive lifestyle changes, we at Ripple+ offer you a solution to help you quit smoking. 

Soon turning into your favourite nicotine-free portable aromatherapy diffuser, we deliver the benefits of natural botanical blends to aid your oral fixation and take you one step away from addictive substances.