Is Smoking Nicotine a Gateway for Cocaine Use?

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Is Smoking Nicotine a Gateway for Cocaine Use? Many individuals smoke nicotine, it’s legal after all. But does smoking nicotine become a gateway for cocaine addiction?   New research indicates that this may be the case: nicotine and cocaine alter the brain’s dopamine levels in very similar ways. Reports indicate that the ongoing presence of nicotine often makes the brain more susceptible to the effects of cocaine and prepares the ground for cocaine addiction. Almost every substance that could possibly...

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