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Originally posted by TheRedneck
I am treated as sub-human. Why? Because I see the holes in the 'evidence' used to demonize tobacco, and refuse to go along with the crowd.
Thank you for wishing I could be made into a full-fledged criminal.
Drunk drivers get better treatment than I do, and they kill innocent people every day.
Originally posted by Azmodan85
Roughly it says that nicotine in it self is not dangerous and not very addictive. It's the social aspect of cigaretts that make you addicted
What are your thoughts on this?
No because your subhuman to think there are actually holes instead of just some of the facts I pointed out above.
I am not trying to make you a full-fledged criminal, but you would be if you are raising children and smoke around them.
This is the most absurd part of your argument by far though. Obviously you have never had a DUI based off this statement, but something tells me you really have though too. This statement alone is just way to classic for me. This one is a keeper!
And now I am going to step outside my home and have a smoke
Originally posted by butcherguy
I am a smoker.
I quit for 12 years, then started again.
I quit for 9 years another time, then started again.
I intend to quit again tomorrow night, cold turkey, as that has worked before.
Nicotine is a poison. A large enough dose will kill you.
It is an insecticide.
It is most definitely addictive, IMO.
Sixty milligrams of nicotine (the amount in about 30-40 cigarettes ), has the potential to kill an adult who is not a smoker if all of the nicotine were absorbed. This figure is ~120 mg in chronic cigarette smokers, smoking an average of 20 non-light cigarettes delivering ~1.7 mg of nicotine each daily. One cigarette's-worth of nicotine is enough to make a toddler severely ill. In some cases children have become poisoned by topical medicinal creams which contain nicotine.
Source: Wikipediaedit on 30-12-2011 by butcherguy because: To add.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Nicotine is addictive. Not quite as addictive as coffeine thought. It is not poison thought. It is poison only in huge amounts and if purified. You might as well say water is poison because enough of it will kill you.