Can nicotine cause seizures?
Yes, it can. Nicotine is a stimulant drug that causes the brain to release large amounts of dopamine and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that make you feel good. Unfortunately, they also raise blood pressure and increase heart rate. This puts people at risk for having a seizure if they have an underlying condition like epilepsy or high blood pressure.
If you think this has happened to you after using tobacco products, talk with your physician about stopping all nicotine use right away. Sidney’s Tip: If you think that nicotine has caused a seizure in the past, make sure to talk with your doctor before using tobacco products again.
Extra Reading: Seizures and Tobacco Use by Hari Pulapaka, MD (DrPulapakamd) on HealthyChildren.org – Includes an overview of seizures, how they are diagnosed, and what types exist; information about smoking during pregnancy.. Number Of Words: 164 words so far. The Science Behind Nicotine Addiction Gives You a Voice for Change! It is important to understand the science behind nicotine addiction if you want any chance at quitting successfully! Here’s why people struggle with breaking their habit.