Nicotine is behind one of the most damaging habits in the United States: cigarette smoking. This addiction can have dire consequences not just for the user, but for those in close and frequent proximity to them. Approximately 1 in 4 teens become smokers, and 80% of those will continue to smoke into adulthood. Because of the long-standing perception that those who smoke are rebellious or “cool”, the severe consequences of cigarette addiction have not prevented teens from starting. Although Nicotine is the addictive element, it is the other 4800-odd chemicals in cigarettes that cause the worst effects.