Nicotinism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nicotinism (Med) The morbid condition produced by the excessive use of tobacco.
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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
    • n nicotinism The various morbid effects of the excessive use of tobacco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states
    • n Nicotinism a morbid state induced by excessive misuse of tobacco
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Quotations

  • 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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Nicotine, + -ism,

Usage

In literature:

As he held out his hand to Holmes, I perceived that it was also stained with yellow nicotine.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It is a kind of sea-weed, rich in nicotine, with which the sea provides me, but somewhat sparingly.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
As he held out his hand to Holmes I perceived that it also was stained yellow with nicotine.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Now that women have taken to tobacco we live in a bath of nicotine.
"House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
He spat over the bows and sucked the nicotine from his mustache, thoughtfully.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
He had weak white hands, not well washed, and with finger-tips much stained by nicotine.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
To him it was very comfortable, soothing his lungs with nicotine and gazing upon her.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
Laughter and chat grew louder, stimulated by Rooney's liquids and Rooney's gallant hospitality to Lady Nicotine.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
A drop of nicotine on the tongue of a dog will kill it.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Why, in the sacred name of Nicotine, does a luxurious lady like Lola Brandt smoke such unutterable garbage?
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
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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:

Yeah, he messes with his looks in a fun way sometimes, but otherwise he merely rides that nicotine-sunken-cheeks thing all the way to the bank.
To nicotine aficionados, going to a bar and not smoking is ridiculous.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing the first nicotine skin-patch system intended to help smokers quit their habit, the product's manufacturer announced Friday.
An unanswered question is whether diabetic patients are more susceptible to tobacco abuse due to greater pleasurable effects of nicotine versus healthy controls.
Nicotine's Image Takes A Turn for the Worse .
Free nicotine replacement therapy for uninsured adults in Georgia.
Offers free nicotine replacement therapy to help smokers quit.
Scientists are developing a nicotine vaccine that, with just one injection, will prevent the pleasure-triggering chemicals in tobacco from ever reaching the brain.
If the research from this study holds up, the people who make nicotine patches just found a whole new client base: Nonsmokers.
A new study out of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee found that when nonsmokers wear nicotine patches, it can have two effects.
Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt.
Nicotine Patch May Help Fight Memory Loss.
Nicotine patches, like this one, and other nicotine replacement products… (GERALDINE WILKINS KASINGA…).
Scientists have known for a long time that nicotine decreases appetite among smokers, but they didn't know why.
Philip Morris Buys Patent For Smoke-Free Nicotine Device.
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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
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