The Amount of Nicotine in Cigarette

Have you ever wondered to yourself? How much is actually nicotine in one cigarette? You might think that the answer is simple.

However, it is far from that. Knowing the actual nicotine in one cigarette is a bit complicated and a lot of experts have different answers.

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In an average unlit cigarette, there is usually between 0.65 and 1 gram of tobacco, which means that the nicotine amount will be around 7.5 to 13.4 milligram nicotine.

Take a Marlboro red for example. In one stick of Marlboro red cigarette, there is 10.9 milligram nicotine and the average amount of nicotine in other brands is 10.2 milligram per cigarette.

Cigarettes In Pack
Close-up of cigarettes in pack

Yet, if you think that is the amount of nicotine that enters your body you are wrong. Not all of nicotine contained in cigarette is absorbed by your body.

Prof. Bernd Mayer, an expert of nicotine from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria) said that when smoking, the amount of nicotine absorbed by body is usually 2 milligram instead of 10 milligram.

Smoking is personal choice. However, it is wise to know a lot of information about smoking such as the amount of nicotine your body get each time you smoke.


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