Absorption of Nicotine in Cigarette and Cigar Smoke through the Oral Mucosa

@article{Armitage1970AbsorptionON,
  title={Absorption of Nicotine in Cigarette and Cigar Smoke through the Oral Mucosa},
  author={A. Armitage and D. Turner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1970},
  volume={226},
  pages={1231-1232}
}
  • A. Armitage, D. Turner
  • Published 1970
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Nicotine in cigar smoke (pH 8.5) is much more readily absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth than is nicotine in cigarette smoke (pH 5.3) because there is a higher concentration of unionized nicotine in the relatively alkaline cigar smoke. 
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