I have been addicted to Nicotine since I was an adolescent. I quit smoking almost 2 decades ago mind you, but have been consuming nicotine lozenges pretty consistently ever since. For the most part it has been a pretty small dosage, only about 4-5 2mg lozenges per day (max dose is 20/day). I've been putting off trying to quit just because I've been having so much trouble maintaining a baseline of decent health that it hasn't made sense to make any voluntary changes that might throw a monkey wrench into the works. Since TMS is based on oxygen deprivation & blood flow, and nicotine most definitely affects circulation, I've begun to wonder what sort of effect the nicotine might be having on my low back pain/TMS. Anyone have any expertise or know of some quality research on the topic? I haven't been able to find much on the Google machine. If I can prove that the nicotine is making my back pain worse, maybe that'll be the extra motivation I need to finally quit these dumb things. Thanks!