How Much Nicotine Is in a Cigarette?

Cigarette smoking has become a fashion nowadays, but people do not know what they are inhaling. I am going to tell you what’s behind it and how much harmful it can be.

How Much Nicotine Is in a Cigarette

Is nicotine harmful than other toxins?

You would have listened to bad things about smoking cigarettes, but you don’t know what it has inside it. What toxins are you inhaling and what is the thing that triggers the craving to smoke a cigarette. You know cigarette has ammonia, benzene, carbon, tar and monoxide. Obviously, these toxins are dangerous if you see only the physical effects of cigarette, but there is another toxin in the cigarette that is nicotine. It does not affect your health as much as tar and other toxins do.

But what is that thing that makes you crave a cigarette? Nicotine,obviously. It does not have that physical effects like other toxins, but it triggers the want of smoking, so it is above all the toxins. Due to nicotine, you are addicted to a cigarette. If you know how much nicotine is in a cigarette, it will make you think once to leave smoking.

The amount of nicotine in a cigarette?

The amount of nicotine in cigarettes is different in different brands of cigarettes but the question is how many mg of nicotine in a cigarette are present it’s not less than 8 and more than 20mg. Some companies are low at nicotine, and some are high. So if we take average amount if nicotine in the cigarette than it is 12mg per cigarette you inhale. While total amount your body absorbs from a cigarette is different depending on your size, and how you inhale smoke.The study proved that every time you smoke a cigarette, your body absorbs almost 1mg of nicotine from it. So how many cigarettes you smoke daily? 4, 5 or a pack. With every cigarette, you are absorbing 1mg nicotine and except other toxins.The amount of nicotine your body absorb is constant, it depends on your smoking habit that how much nicotine your blood stream has.

How to reduce nicotine consumption?

The craving you feel for the cigarette is not actually for a cigarette, your brains crave more nicotine when you start smoking.  Nicotine in the bloodstream is measured in nanograms per millimeter. The blood stream or average smoker has nicotine of 10 ng/ml to 50 ng/ml. The difference can vary with your habit of smoking.

The average level in a smoker is 30 ng/ml. It is a level of nicotine that your brain needs to be satisfied if you are a smoker. But the good news is that gradually with time you can help yourself to reduce the consumption of nicotine in the blood. From 30 ng/ml to 10ng/ml will be a great challenge, but it is not impossible if you go with a plan. Try to lower rate of smoking. Try to change cigarette brand if you can not help yourself in reducing the amount of cigarette per day. Try a brand that offers low nicotine in it.


So now you know what you are inhaling and how much nicotine is in a cigarette. Tar, tobacco and other toxins in cigarette are just to boost up nicotine. Nicotine is the fastest toxin in the cigarette that reaches to your brain and enters in your system. Tobacco on fuels the nicotine to do its work a bit faster. So you need to quit cigarette as soon as possible. And if leaving cigarette completely is not possible then at least think about reducing it on the daily basis.

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