The question today is, does nicotine from smoking or chewing tobacco cause Candida? No, it doesn’t. I’ve seen no link between nicotine and Candida.
Every cigarette contains about two milligrams of nicotine. It’s a small amount, but even this amount of nicotine has a potent effect on the parasympathetic receptor cells in different parts of the body. You can see when people get all worked up and start saying, “Give me a cigarette quick. I need a cigarette.” The nicotine basically calms them down due to its relaxing effects.
If you observe smokers, you’ll see that they tend to light up at certain times of the day. These are the times of the day when they are nervous or tense. They feel a need for a cigarette to calm themselves down.
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Nicotine can affect behavior. Nicotine can also affect appetite and modify how you feel about food, leaving you more vulnerable to Candida overgrowth. I’ve seen nicotine increase and decrease appetite and change taste perceptions. People who use nicotine will often overeat food, or they need to compensate for the loss of taste by adding sugar and spice to their meals. If nicotine causes changes to the diet that include eating more processed and junk foods, then it can indirectly make a person more susceptible to digestive problems, including Candida overgrowth. That’s my take on it.