Tobacco and Nicotine

Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves, which are dried and fermented before use. Tobacco contains nicotine, an addictive chemical. Nicotine is sometimes extracted from the plant and is used in vaping devices.

Street Names: Cigarettes/Cigars: Butts, Cancer sticks, Ciggys, Cigs, Coffin nails, Smokes, Stogies, Stokes

Cigar hollowed out with marijuana added: Blunt

Vaping: Cig-A-Like, EHookah, E-Juice, JUULing, vape pens, mods

Possible Health Effects: Increased blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. Exposes lungs to a variety of chemicals. Vaping also exposes lungs to metallic vapors created by heating the coils in the device.

Human lung, burned with smoking.