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[IP] Smoking & glucose levels

 While reading up on the evils of smoking (trying the old scare tactics on 
myself) I found this interesting bit of information in an excerpt from 
"Staying Healthy with Nutrition" by Elson M. Haas MD
  "The "up" feeling that smoking produces is likely correlated with the 
increased blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the production of fatty 
acids, steroids and possibly other hormones or neurotransmitters. Nicotine 
mimics acetylcholine, which then improves alertness, memory, and learning 
capacity. Other neurotransmitter stimulation of norepinephrine and endorphins 
by nicotine may help balance moods and increase energy. The liver's increase 
in glycogen release gives a satisfying lift in the blood sugar. "
    Has anyone heard of this? 
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