What? That can’t be! That’s the reaction from most people when they hear about possible "health benefits" from tobacco. But the alkaloid nicotine stimulates critical neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the body. Some drug companies are even developing nicotine-based pharmaceuticals that are proven to be good for the brain, blood vessels, bowels and even the immune system. Scientific correctness trumps political correctness when it comes to nicotine. Quit smoking cigarettes, but light up a cigar, and sharpen your mental acuity while you enjoy this fascinating and important read.