posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 06:12 PM
Nicotine is the active product in cigarettes.
The cigarette is mearly the transfer device of the drug.
Super-tobacco has been banned in the US, and is genetically engineered to contain as much nicotine as the plant can produce.
Many of the chemicals are compound aldulterer's.
They are there to help 'convert' the raw nicotine being transferred by the transfer device. Raw nicotine is not as easily accepted into the blood
and brain, and transfer and acceptance chemicals are there to help the process before it hits your lungs and after it leaves the filter. (removes the
fact that the chemicals are dangerous, in measured tests).
Some of the chemicals are 'prep' chemicals designed to prepare your lungs for the easy acceptance of the product.
Everette C. Coop, while in the position of the U.S. Surgeon General, stated without question publically,...
Nicotine is as, if not more, addictive than heroine.
But the US gov would surely miss those billions of tobacco and tax dollars....and so there they are, surrounding the register at Seven Eleven.
And why is it when you walk into a pharmacy, the perscription counter is way in the back, as your sickly or ailing self walks thru tight shelving
isles, and the full candy selection,.....
But a smoker can walk in to the same pharmacy, walk about ten feet, buy a pack or two, and walk out in a minute.
The most addictive chemical substance ever used by Homo sapiens.
[Edited on 13-2-2004 by smirkley]