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Nicotine is delivered to the brain through smoking, chewing, or sniffing tobacco. Nicotine is an addictive agent. Common names for nicotine products include smokes, cigs, butts, chew, dip, spit, or snuff. Habitual nicotine use leads to many debilitating medical conditions.

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      • What is a dry socket?
      • What causes a dry socket?
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      • What is the treatment for a dry socket?
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      • Chronic cough facts
      • What is chronic cough?
      • What are causes of chronic cough?
      • What are the different types of coughs?
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