Nicotine is a very misunderstood nootropic. Although it is the active ingredient in cigarette and other tobacco products, it has a host of scientifically-proven cognitive benefits. Although it can be addictive, most of the adverse and addictive effects of nicotine are associated with smoking tobacco or vaping (which also have higher doses of nicotine aside from additives and impurities). Each troche is equivalent only to 1/4th of a nicotine gum. The nicotine in Blue Cannatine is non-tobacco derived. The Troscriptions team highly recommends you avoid nicotine vaped or smoked.