posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 06:44 AM
Actually guys, tobbacco can never be classed as a biological agent because really in it's raw state - i.e un-processed, it can do little harm if
As an ex smoker (60 a day +) and also a former Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) Instructor, I can tell you that when we were training, we used a
piece of equipment called the NAIAD. We were NEVER allowed to smoke near it when setting the damned machine up. Basically NAIAD detects nerve
agents but a by product of it's detection is, that it is able to detect Blood Agent vapour at 1 part agent in 1,000,000 parts air or oxygen.
Where do cigarettes come in, I hear you ask yourselves. Well, those nasty men in the cigarette industry soak the tobbacco leaves in Salt Peter to make
it burn. Salt Peter is used in the manufacture of gunpowder and when it burns, it gives off Hydrogen Cyanide. Hydrogen Cyanide is a Blood Agent. The
NAIAD detects this and goes in to alarm mode until the cigarette smoke clears and you have to reset the damned machine again!
So you see guys, tobbacco is really a Toxin. A chemical agent - derived from a biological source.
The answere to your question Journey, it's because that stupid git Sir Walter Raleigh discovered tobbacco and nicked it off the native Americans and
bought it back here!