nicotine addiction 101

nicotine addiction 101

Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

August 17th, 2004, 10:04 pm #1

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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

September 1st, 2005, 8:44 pm #2

On page 3 of "The Why Files" (in "Nicotine Addiction 101"), I found the information that nicotine sulfate has been used as an insecticide.

This reminds me of an episode that should have told me years ago that quitting was in order:

One of my pot plants had lice. A friend of mine gave me the tip to take the tobacco out of two cigarettes and pour boiling water over it, leave for 10 minutes, like a herbal tea, then pour through a sieve and use the infusion in a sprayer. (Lovely stuff, yuk!) It worked, though: The poison from the tobacco killed the lice, almost instantly.

I remember thinking back then: "So, I knew it is a good thing to have cigarettes in the house!" (Junkie Thinking). But secretly I thought: "Holy cow, if two cigarettes are enough to kill half a million lice within 30 minutes, what will a pack of them a day do to me?"

Of course, back then, I dismissed the thought as quickly as I could. I should have faced it. Maybe I would have quit earlier then.

Still, I am glad I quit when I did. It turned out to be much more doable than I thought, and it seems a blessing every day.

Only, what will I do against the lice on my pot plants?

PinkFlowers
Nice and healthy since 2 March 2005
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

December 23rd, 2006, 7:36 am #3

86.8% of students who smoke nicotine at least once daily are chemically dependent under DSM IV mental health standards
Journal of Pediatric Psychology June, 2005 30(4):pages, 319-332
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:03 am

February 8th, 2007, 12:04 am #4

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