And so I was seeking out stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol to compensate not being high anymore.
Then there is the nicotine: a stimulant that for the addict also has the added effect of calming the nerves.
After two weeks of cold turkey, I sensed he was faltering and bought him some nicotine gum.
Like ambrosia from the gods, I suddenly realized that nicotine is the most amazing legal substance of the twentieth century.
God knows I credit nicotine gum with everything from keeping me thin to saving my marriage, but it does have its hazards.
He spat over the bows and sucked the nicotine from his mustache, thoughtfully.
His fingers were stained with nicotine, and his teeth yellow from it.
In the case of inhalation of cigarette smoke the danger is from carbon monoxide gas and not from nicotine.
He had, perhaps, never heard of the drop of nicotine on the tongue of a dog.
Mind, I dont blame you for taking it: it is better to be poisoned with nicotine than by the stenches of a Neapolitan prison.
poisonous alkaloid found in tobacco leaves, 1819, from French nicotine, earlier nicotiane, from Modern Latin Nicotiana, formal botanical name for the tobacco plant, named for Jean Nicot (c.1530-1600), French ambassador to Portugal, who sent tobacco seeds and powdered leaves back to France 1561. His name is a diminutive of Nicolas.
nicotine nic·o·tine (nĭk'ə-tēn')
A colorless, poisonous alkaloid derived from the tobacco plant and used as an insecticide. It is the substance in tobacco to which smokers can become addicted.
A poisonous chemical substance found in the tobacco plant.