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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Black & milds addictive?

06/17/2004

Question:

I have been smoking black and milds for a couple of monthes. I have heard various things about wether they contain nicotine or if they are addictive or not. Are black and milds addictive?

Answer:

All tobacco products contain nicotine which is a highly addictive substance.  Black and milds are a type of cigar.  Nicotine alters your brain chemistry and affects your moods and behavior.  If an individual is smoking or chewing tobacco daily, they are probably addicted to nicotine.

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Response by:

Deborah L Hoy, CNS Deborah L Hoy, CNS
Clinical Instructor at the College of Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University