• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Nicotinic (Chem) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; -- used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
    • nicotinic Pertaining to or derived from nicotine.
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  • Carry Nation
    Carry Nation
    “Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils.”
  • Martyn Harris
    Martyn Harris
    “Pull out a Monte Cristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine fascist.”


In literature:

Dissolve residue (sulphate of nicotine) in water, and make solution alkaline with potash; then shake with ether in a test-tube.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
According to Orfila, the proportion of nicotine in Havana tobacco is 2 per cent; in French, 6 per cent; and Virginia tobacco, 7 per cent.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Dogs have been killed with a single drop of nicotine.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Already a boy was sweeping up the dirty, nicotine-frescoed sawdust from the floor.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Nicotine stain on right forefinger, extending to middle of second phalanx.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
His fingers were stained with nicotine, and his teeth yellow from it.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
There's nothing so conducive to pleasant conversation as nicotine.
"The House of Strange Secrets" by A. Eric Bayly
Around its middle was a dark band, where the nicotine had soaked through.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
Indeed, it is often less so in the cheaper grades, for, being less pure, it contains less nicotine.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
If ever the WCTU is supplemented by an organization to squelch dat ole debbil Nicotine, I shall join it.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel

In poetry:

A Pasha frog it must have been
So big it as and bloated;
And from its lips the nicotine
In graceful festoon floated.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
O foozled Poetasters, fogged with Wine,
Who to your Orgies bid the Muses Nine,
Go bid them, then, but leave to me the Tenth,
Whose name is Nicotine, for she is mine!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

JACKSON, MI — The Jackson School Board on Monday will start looking at whether to ban e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and strips that contain nicotine.
E- cigarettes are considered an alternative to traditional cigarettes and use a battery to trigger the nicotine sensation, emitting vapor instead of smoke.
Alcohol, pain killers, meth, nicotine.
Tobacco and nicotine are coming in all kinds of forms, besides cigarettes.
Nebraska Researchers to Study Nicotine Dependence.
Aultman offers free nicotine patches to program participants.
Nicotine patch safe after heart attack.
Gene Therapy Against Nicotine May Someday Help Smokers Quit.
An experimental vaccine against nicotine , delivered using gene therapy, prevents the substance from reaching the brain and may make quitting easier for smokers, a study using mice indicates.
Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory.
The Iowa House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property, amid fears new smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products are easier for students to use.
Nicotine patches don't work in the real world, study finds.
Nicotine replacement therapy doesn't work in the real world, study says.
The Latest on Nicotine .
Learn how these stars ditched their nicotine habit for good.

In science:

Fig 3.1(left) shows the loop-shaped phase diagram of the solution Nicotine+H2O. A reentrant phenomenon is evident.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
Figure 3.1: Left: experimental sketch of the looped miscibility phase diagram (T , c) of the solution Nicotine+H2O.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
Examples of this kind of binding include: the binding of acetylcholine to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor , the binding of transcription factors to DNA , the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin, the binding of antigens to antibodies and so on.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
From ab initio quantum mechanics to molecular neurobiology: a cation-pi binding site in the nicotinic receptor.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists