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The poisonous substance that is the main constituent of tobacco is?
1. Aspirin
2.  Nicotine
3. Morphine
4. Reserpine

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Correct Answer - Option 2 :  Nicotine

The correct answer is Nicotine.

  • The main poisonous constituent of tobacco is nicotine.

  • Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals, including at least 70 known to cause cancer.
    • The cancer-causing chemicals are known as carcinogens.
    • Some of them are:-
      • Nicotine
      • Hydrogen cyanide
      • Formaldehyde
      • Lead
      • Arsenic

  • Nicotine- C10H14N
    • It's a naturally occurring chemical that contains nitrogen.
    • It is heavily addictive.
    • Uses
      • Nicotine is used as a recreational drug because of its mood-altering and pleasure-inducing effects.o
      • It is also used as a treatment for addiction to tobacco.
      • It is also used as a pesticide.
  • Aspirin
    • Formula- C9H8O4.
    • It is a common drug used for treating minor pains and fevers.
  • Morphine
    • Formula- C17H19NO3.
    • It is used for treating moderate to severe pain.
  • Reserpine
    • Formula- C33H40N2O9.
    • It is a drug used to treat high blood pressure.

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