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originally posted by: anonentity
Interesting article published by Nature as they think they have found out why Schizophrenics, have a bad addiction to smoking, they were self medicating all along. considering that borderline Schizophrenics with their tobacco habit would remain unnoticed. Withdraw smoking from general use and more would be diagnosed which may well be the case. More Psychotic meds would be sold and big Pharma would be happy. Since Monsanto is now a big Pharma, and were at the front of the anti smoking legislation, the pattern fits. Like it or hate it the prestigious journal is a good source of news. www.nature.com... Nicotine has always been known to slow the progression of Alzheimer's does big Pharma just want the franchise on this tool?
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: rickymouse
I tried one of the big machines once. It started breaking after 6 months and was unusable after a year. The $6 sliders last just as long and produce just as good cigarettes as the $60 fancy things. Once you're used to them, they're just as fast. I can roll a smoke a minute if I concentrate, but I usually just casually roll them while relaxing watching TV. I don't need to sit at a table, just have a small cardboard box to hold the tobacco and serve as a catch-bin.
originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: Reverbs
I quit smoking (American Spirits) 5 months ago. I only smoked about 10 a day. I have a bunch of nicorette gum left over. I wonder if I should chew it for the benefits, as a medicine. Hmmm.
originally posted by: Bluesma
I'll have to read this whole thread tomorrow when I have some time, looks like people brought a lot of meat to the table.
I have gone back and forth between smoking and not, and the strange thing is that when I don't smoke, I have asthma. I have to be on medication all the time for it.
When I smoke, I have no problem.
I know this sounds false, and I don't even tell people about that because they laugh at the assertion, but it really is true.
I actually started smoking again (after having quit a year ago) a few weeks ago precisely because my asthma was so bad I couldn't stand it. It was making me panicky while trying to work, feeling like I couldn't get enough air.
It just sounds like an excuse, but I guess with my doctor, we can look at the periods my asthma flared up, and see how they correlate to the periods I have been a non-smoker.