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Addictiveness to Nicotine-Is it like crack

03/05/2003

Question:

I had heard that nicotine is as addictive as crack cocaine/heroin in that you can become addicted from your very first cigarette. Is is a fact, an opinion, a supposition, a likelyhood? If there is literature and/or a study to support this, please refer me. Regardless, I can easily believe it.

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Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati