Nicotine and the Brain


Nicotine and the Brain

The Facts

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. Youth under age 25 are at higher risk for nicotine addiction than adults are because their brains are still developing. Compared to adults, it takes less nicotine for youth to become addicted, the addiction is stronger, and it is harder to quit. The amount of nicotine in a standard vape cartridge is roughly equal to the amount of nicotine in 20 cigarettes.


Find as many facts as you can about nicotine. You can check this website to support your research: “Nicotine addiction”. You can also find other sources.


Watch this video: “How does nicotine work” (3:10 minutes).  In your opinion, why do you think it is so hard for people to quit using nicotine? 


Create your own video to explain the effects of nicotine on the brain.

Call to Action

Plan a “movie screening party” with the students at your school to show the video you made. 

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