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Re: How many degrees does the body/skin temperature drop when smoking?

Date: Sun Jan 7 23:13:51 2001
Posted By: Eric Maass, Director, semiconductors / communication products
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 976568695.An

Phyllis Pugh, a former Mad Scientist 
who also actively researches on the effects of nicotine, researched this 
question - thanks Phyllis!.

Nicotine administered directly drops skin temperature up to 2.3 C degrees.  A 
reference for that is figure 4 of Jones et al available online at
(see this image as a closeup: )

You could go look for what nicotine levels are associated with smoking; blood 
nicotine levels hover about 0.5 nM in heavy smokers.

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