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|Scientific noun: Nicotiana Tabacum L.||
|Family:Nightshade family - Solanaceae.|
|Habitat: Most of the continents.|
|Alkaloids: Nicotine( C10 H14 N2)|
|Active parts: The leaves.|
|Uses : Insecticide for animals and plants.|
|Toxicity: The nicotine produced by synthesis has a great level of
toxicity, carrying to death because of heart failure.
Symptoms: Stomachache, diarrhea, pulse weakness and paralysis.
The nicotine intake because of smoking tobacco produces nicotinism, affecting most of the body organs, specially the lungs.
Medical treatment: Give up smoking.