nicotine addiction 101

nicotine addiction 101

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17 Aug 2004, 22:04 #1

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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

01 Sep 2005, 20:44 #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: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

23 Dec 2006, 07:36 #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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08 Feb 2007, 00:04 #4

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