15 Feb, 2011 - 03:36pm
Tried quitting smoking a number of times but failed at each of those attempts? A recently done study on mice might have some clue to this. Scientists have revealed that the problem lies in a gene within the brain that constantly craves for more nicotine and thus it becomes impossible for you to quit.
Introduction to Tobacco:
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed in America, he saw the natives using an herb, claimed to be “Godsend” given its numerous uses. The natives maintained that the herb cured asthma, intestinal obstruction and alleviated oral pain. It whitened teeth, reduced thirst and healed snakebites as well. Believing this magical panacea, Columbus brought it to Spain and named it nicotine in the honor of the French ambassador Jean Nicot. This was how tobacco debuted into the world.