Nicotine Addiction – Leading Cause of Preventable Death

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nicotine addiction causes 440,000 smoking-related deaths in the U.S. each year. In the short term, nicotine addiction increases blood pressure, heart rate and the flow of blood from the heart. Long term, it increases the risk of heart attack, lung cancer, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Tracking changes in nicotine use is one way in which addiction researchers keep pace with developments in nicotine addiction. To this end, the latest tool available to addiction specialists is online search data analysis. Cutting-edge technology gathers and reports statistical information on a wide range of addictions topics. In this case, a study of the word “nicotine” reveals interesting trends.

Is Nicotine Addictive? Irrefutable Scientific Evidence Says Yes

Given all the scientific evidence, it is clear that nicotine is highly addictive. It is also evident that a great many individuals are concerned about nicotine, tobacco, and cigarette addiction, since nicotine was the third most commonly searched phrase in this study (see Graph 1 below).

Throughout Graph 1, there are also queries for tools to help deal with a nicotine addiction. “Nicotine patches” / ”nicotine patch” are the most popular (89,495 and 66,345 respectively), followed closely by “nicotine gum” (62,037). Further down the list is another alternative, “nicotine inhaler” (14,023).

Micotine Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10,000  120,000
nicotine withdrawal    109281
nicotine patches    89495
nicotine addiction    71435
nicotine patch    66345
nicotine gum    62039
free nicotine    55435
free nicotine patches    48430
nicotine withdrawl    36588
nicotine withdrawal symptoms    29449
nicotine test    28235
nicotine levels    20927
nicotine replacement    18051
what is nicotine    17608
structure of nicotine    17531
chemical structure of nicotine    17520
nicotine content    16685
nicotine free    16259
nicotine inhaler    14023
nicotine stains    12236
nicotine urine    12058
life insurance nicotine    11830
life insurance nicotine test    11680
nicotine transdermal    11387
nicotine in cigarettes    10977
tar and nicotine    10870
nicotine in blood    10855
free cigarettes    10448
nicotine free cigarettes    10448
nicotine overdose    10249
nicotine content cigarettes    10227
10,000 120,000

Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms – Severe Symptoms can Last up to 3 Months

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be very intense and include irritability, impatience, hostility, restlessness, weight gain, decreased heart rate, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. The phrase “nicotine withdrawal” is the most commonly searched phrase with 109,281 queries. There are 10 subsequent phrases that include either “withdrawal” or “withdraw” throughout Graphs 1 and 3.

Micotine - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in nicotine searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 nicotine exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  120,000
withdrawal    109571
patches    92925
how    83530
addiction    76610
long    73700
free    72557
gum    70122
patch    66368
test    54179
symptoms    47599
stay    46061
system    43346
cigarettes    42450
withdrawl    36595
blood    34056
urine    29417
levels    20967
chemical    20926
smoking    20226
what    20002
body    19751
insurance    19325
structure    18996
life    18265
replacement    18051
content    16686
quit    16175
side    15583
brain    14501
tobacco    14391
inhaler    14115
facts    13181
caffeine    12421
cigarette    12380
stains    12249
transdermal    12122
tar    11756
bloodstream    11058
term    10920
overdose    10249
benefits    10197
detox    9989
testing    9391
lowest    8859
removing    8827
drug    8565
withdrawals    8481
therapy    8073
dopamine    8069
duration    7669
withdraw    7415
from    7387
research    7384
water    7315
products    7312
last    7096
tests    6972
saliva    6758
addictive    6671
poisoning    6587
history    6585
dependence    6578
severe    6577
polacrilex    6574
pass    6234
insecticide    5111
detection    4769
chewing    4763
cheap    4626
about    4615
affects    4306
heart    4295
health    4213
gravy    4162
stream    4149
nasal    4099
symtoms    4017
vs    4004
anonymous    3991
why    3896
removal    3877
poison    3724
half    3654
molecule    3653
gel    3650
get    3524
clean    3445
days    3399
samples    3370
stain    3349
smokeless    3314
breastmilk    3070
spray    3028
smoke    3024
inhalers    3019
withdrawls    2999
pure    2942
coupon    2921
tobaco    2774
extraction    2744
0 120,000

Nicotine Addictions Research and More from Prominent Montreal Rehab

USDR, a progressive drug and alcohol rehab near Montreal, Quebec, Canada sponsors all types of addictions research in an effort to increase awareness and successful treatment. The innovative research presented on this page is one way that substance abuse professionals can gauge societal tendencies and keep abreast of addiction trends. To read other addiction studies, visit other pages on this site supported by Clear Haven.

Micotine - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 2,000  9800
nicotine quit    9643
nicotine quit smoking    9641
nicotine withdrawl symptoms    9502
nicotine detox    9213
removing nicotine    8827
removing nicotine stains    8781
nicotine in urine    8766
lowest tar and nicotine    8493
nicotine withdrawals    8478
nicotine transdermal system    8382
nicotine testing    8144
nicotine facts    8066
benefits of nicotine    8030
side effects of nicotine    7693
nicotine replacement therapy    7672
nicotine withdrawal duration    7665
nicotine withdraw    7415
nicotine research    7376
nicotine water    7300
nicotine and caffeine    7079
nicotine blood    6837
nicotine poisoning    6587
history of nicotine    6580
nicotine addictive    6579
nicotine dependence    6578
severe nicotine withdrawal    6575
nicotine polacrilex    6574
nicotine blood test    6572
nicotine products    6571
severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms    6570
nicotine cigarettes    6370
nicotine drug    6219
nicotine drug test    6209
free nicotine patch    6028
nicotine stay in system    5842
nicotine polacrilex gum    5840
tobacco nicotine    5565
symptoms of nicotine    5354
nicotine insecticide    5111
pass nicotine test    5110
nicotine detection    4767
about nicotine    4612
nicotine dopamine    4416
nicotine in the bloodstream    4386
nicotine on the brain    4385
facts about nicotine    4381
what is nicotine addiction    4380
nicotine and gravy    4161
nicotine withdrawal symtoms    4015
nicotine anonymous    3991
nicotine poison    3651
nicotine molecule    3650
dopamine nicotine    3650
nicotine gel    3650
why is nicotine addictive    3650
nicotine in bloodstream    3650
nicotine and heart    3505
caffeine vs nicotine    3431
nicotine insurance    3286
nicotine insurance test    3285
nicotine withdrawal days    3285
nicotine gum long term    3223
smokeless tobacco    3168
nicotine stain removal    3141
nicotine tests    3095
nicotine in breastmilk    3066
nicotine inhalers    3019
nicotine nasal spray    2998
clean nicotine    2978
pure nicotine    2939
2,000 9800