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- Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that occurs naturally in tobacco. It is the active ingredient in tobacco smoke. It has a pungent odor and an acrid taste. Nicotine is defined as a poisonous, oily, pale yellow substance that turns brown upon exposure to air. In concentrated form, this chemical is used as a potent insecticide.
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Yes, the tobacco plant contains more nicotine in it than most other plants. Just as carrots contain more carrotene! All plants produce their own specific allelochemicals to ward off predators, to promote reproduction, etc. How safe or toxic is carrotene and the allelochemicals produced by all the other 'healthy' fruit and veg which we are encouraged to eat?