Health policy experts have stressed that nicotine does not cause sickness and cancer contrary to common public misperception.
“There is no loss of control. It does not impair cognitive function. In fact, it may even enhance it. And nicotine does not produce disease. It is not carcinogenic,” Michael Ogden, a regulatory and industry expert at consulting group Chemular, [...] Unfortunately, a lot of information on the Internet about nicotine does not help smokers make informed decisions. “It is not really helping people who smoke understand how to use the products that are available including lower-risk tobacco nicotine products [...]