How does Nicotine Switch the Brain onto Cocaine?

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How does Nicotine Switch the Brain onto Cocaine?
« on: 09/12/2011 11:17:51 »
A new study indicates that nicotine primes the brain for cocaine - by altering the structure of a gene linked to learning, memory and addiction.

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How does Nicotine Switch the Brain onto Cocaine?
« Reply #1 on: 08/12/2011 15:12:20 »
smoking tobacco results in ingestion of nicotine [stimulant] & tar [depressant] so chewing tobacco would make for a better test cause N is water soluble & T aint