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Wigmore on Nicotine and its Drug Delivery Systems

The Medicolegal Aspects of Our Most Addictive and Dangerous Legal Drug




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Wigmore on Nicotine is the third book in the author’s trilogy of the forensic toxicology and medicolegal aspects of alcohol, cannabis, and now nicotine. Maintaining the same high standards and superb organization of his other books, it is an indispensable source for medical and legal practitioners seeking relevant information about nicotine.

Of the three drugs, nicotine is the most poisonous, toxic, and addictive. Explore the fascinating world of nicotine, a neurotoxin and pesticide, and how it has been promoted by the tobacco industry in its many forms and drug delivery systems, including smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes (JUUL), waterpipes, bidis, and IQOS. Nicotine is a drug that has been mainly ignored by forensic laboratories and by medicolegal professionals, although it is associated with accidental poisonings, driving impairment, house fires, suicides, and homicides. High-potency nicotine liquids sold on the internet as e-liquids make this drug readily available to the general public and will increase its medicolegal significance.

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Chapter 1: Nicotine: The Drug

Chapter 2: Absorption, Distribution, and Elimination of Nicotine

Chapter 3: Nicotine in Blood, Serum/Plasma, Urine, Sweat, Saliva, Breast Milk, Hair, and Postmortem Tissues

Chapter 4: Cigarettes

Chapter 5: Vaping (E‑cigarettes)

Chapter 6: Other Nicotine Delivery Systems

Chapter 7: Addiction, Withdrawal, Smoking Cessation, and Public Health Measures

Chapter 8: Other Effects of Tobacco Products/Nicotine

Chapter 9: Nicotine Metabolites/Chemicals

Appendices: Nicotine Timeline

Appendix 2: RICO Decision Against the Tobacco Companies

Appendix 3: Some Chemicals Found in E-cigarettes and Their Health Risks

Appendix 4: Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence

Appendix 5: The Hooked On Nicotine Checklist (HONC)

Appendix 6: Abbreviations and Chemical Symbols

Appendix 7: Abstracted Studies

Subject Index

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