Nicotine is an addictive drug found in tobacco that can affect how much you eat, what you weigh, and how your body functions. Many people take it as part of a smoking cessation program, to help them with weight loss or for the medicinal properties. However, nicotine has been known to cause problems such as constipation and wheezing. Read this article to learn about the good, bad, and butt-wiggling side effects of nicotine!
Nicotine increases your heart rate, which can make you fidgety. When nicotine binds to receptors in the brain and nervous system, it also activates cells that control muscle contractions. This causes a reaction similar to when someone drinks too much coffee or has an anxiety attack – they get shaky and twitchy!
The Good: Nicotine helps increase your metabolism. That means the more nicotine you take, the faster your body can burn calories! In addition to that, it also relieves anxiety and reduces coughing from chronic bronchitis.
The Bad: It can cause heart problems in people with high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat; it may also make seizures worse for those who have epilepsy. Lastly, long-term use of nicotine has been shown to erode teeth enamel so smokers are prone to tooth decay.”
Lastly, just like any other drug out there (alcohol included), too much nicotine is never good. Too many cigarettes or tobacco products will lead a person into addiction and possibly contribute to cancer – which leads us right back around again to the initial question of whether or not nicotine is good. The answer? It depends on your body and what it needs to be healthy and happy – but one thing that’s for sure, as long as you’re an adult who can make your own decisions, you have complete control over how much nicotine you take in.
Butt Wiggling: Yes, the butt wiggle is real. If a person smokes cigarettes (or any other form) too quickly they constrict blood vessels which causes them to feel lightheaded because there is less oxygen getting into their brain and muscles due to low circulation.” That feeling passes once a person slows down. But if somebody uses nicotine gum or patches, it can take a while for the body to adjust.
Does nicotine make you poop? Yes! That said, there are some drawbacks to that because constipation is one of them – but if we’re going to talk about what happens when someone takes in nicotine let’s mention how they feel too. It gives your brain just enough stimulation so you don’t get bored as quickly which means more productivity at work (see the good). And then on top of all this gloriousness, it also makes your butt wiggle!
Bad Side Effects of Nicotine:
Constipation is one side effect of nicotine addiction because it slows down the muscles in the stomach area that help digest food. Without these muscles working correctly, waste products don’t move through your digestive tract as they should. So even if you eat well and drink plenty of fluids, you’ll still have constipation as long as you’re taking in enough nicotine for continued health.
Good Side Effects of Nicotine: A review published in the journal BMC Public Health found that people who smoke have lower rates of colon and rectal cancer than those who don’t use tobacco. But “the relationship is complicated by cigarette smoking’s known effects on other related factors, such as diet,” which may be influencing this finding. So while there are benefits to nicotine addiction, it can also cause some serious problems.
“Nicotine has been shown to increase blood pressure acutely while decreasing it long-term.” And according to Harvard Medical School nicotine affects a person’s cholesterol levels too because smokers tend to develop higher LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol than nonsmokers due to their unhealthy lifestyle habits like not getting enough exercise or eating a high-fat diet.
The Good: Smoking is associated with lower rates of colon and rectal cancer than non-smoking adults, but the relationship is complicated by cigarette smoking’s known effects on other related factors like the diet that may be influencing this finding. Nicotine addiction can also cause some serious problems such as increasing blood pressure acutely while decreasing it long term, affecting cholesterol levels in smokers who tend to develop higher LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol due to their unhealthy lifestyle habits like not getting enough exercise or eating a high-fat diet.