This Chart Explores the Effect of Nicotine on Your Body

 - Jan 25, 2013
Most people who smoke cigarettes know they contain all kinds of chemicals, but what exactly is the effect of nicotine specifically on your body?

This infographic gets scientific and breaks down the many factors affected by the most prevalent chemical in cigarettes. While this may not make smokers feel any different during their next puff, it can help make them more aware of what’s happening in their bodies.

There’s 1-2 mg of nicotine in each cigarette according to this infographic. 25% of students smoke in high school and 80% of those people will smoke into adulthood. This shows that starting the habit early makes it highly likely it will continue into your later years. 21.4% of smokers are actually between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.