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Cocoa in Cigarettes Not Addictive: Dutch Study
Thu May 8, 2003 10:32 AM ET
AMSTERDAM (Reuters Health) - Cocoa, which some tobacco companies add to their products, releases psychoactive compounds when burned, but not enough to affect addiction, Dutch researchers have found.
It had been thought that the cocoa, which is often used to improve the taste of tobacco products, was linked to addiction.
But an investigation by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) found that although many psychoactive substances are created when cocoa is burned, there was no direct link to nicotine addiction.
The research found that the 10 most important psychoactive substances linked to cocoa were theobromine, caffeine, serotonin, histamine, tryptophan, tryptamine, tyramine,
phenylethylamine, octopamine and anandamine.
While substances like theobromine and caffeine can widen the airways when inhaled, and therefore promote the absorption of nicotine into the body, histamine can bring about the opposite effect.
Further, researchers found that the amounts of tryptamine, tyramine and phenylethylamine linked to cocoa additives were negligible with respect to the amounts that already exist in tobacco.
The substances were also found in much greater levels in food and drinks.
The report stressed the need for further study of the additives in tobacco products. But disclosing the additives in tobacco products is a controversial issue in the Netherlands.
The Ministry of Health has set a July 1 deadline for the tobacco industry to reveal what they are adding to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
But the Netherlands Tobacco Manufacturers Association, citing trade secrecy protection, recently indicated that it would not be releasing the specific information demanded by the Ministry.
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Flavor? Even without a stoma, there are absolutely zero tastebuds inside the human lung - none!
Canadian lab testing
maple syrup-flavoured cigarettes
The tobacco industry spends billions in order to condition society to believe that smokers smoke because the mini toxic waste dump present in every burning cigarette (43 carcinogins, more than 500 gases and over 3,500 chemical particles) pleases human tastebuds.
Why are the more than 500 flavor additives been identified in cigarettes? Why are they really there? Is there even one flavor additive on the above list that you cannot have by the bowl full without the 43 carcinogens? Why is menthol really used? Could it be for numbing throat tissues and making toxic smoke tolerable?
How many cigarette smokers do you know who don't **** the smoke deep into their lungs and then briefly hold it so that it can transport its captivating cargo?
How many smokers do you know who have even one tastebud inside their lungs?
Haven't you earned the right to self-honesty?
You say you smoked for flavor?
Question: How many taste buds are inside human lungs,
the place you sucked and briefly held all smoke?
Answer: None, Zero, Zilch