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Daemon
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Nicotine

Nicotine, a naturally occurring constituent of tobacco, is the addictive, active ingredient in tobacco smoke. Although nicotine is highly toxic—it is used as an insecticide, fumigant, and vermifuge and in large doses can cause respiratory paralysis and even death in humans—the amount inhaled when smoking a cigarette is relatively small, about 3 mg. Depending on how it is inhaled, nicotine can act as a stimulant or as a tranquilizer. What is a lethal dose of nicotine for humans? More...
LucOneOff
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A high amounts 30–60 mg of nicotine can be fatal.
walirlan
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I am happy that I have never had any problem with this disgusting habit.
Well, it's a real humiliation of people who are dependent on nicotine.
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:27:51 AM

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There are plenty of disgusting habits to choose from.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
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Not discussed much, this drug, although used by at least one person out of five (including myself).
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Will a Nicotine Patch Make You Smarter? [Excerpt]

On a quest to make his brain work better, a writer delves into the evidence for why the world’s most notorious alkaloid may be the best bet for a true cognitive enhancer
Feb 9, 2014 |By Dan Hurley
Smarter Book Cover


Back home in New Jersey, I read through dozens of human and animal studies published over the past five years showing that nicotine—freed of its noxious host, tobacco, and delivered instead by chewing gum or transdermal patch—may prove to be a weirdly, improbably effective cognitive enhancer and treatment for relieving or preventing a variety of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment, ADHD, Tourette’s, and schizophrenia. Plus it has long been associated with weight loss. With few known safety risks.


From Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power, by Dan Hurley. Reprinted by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), LLC. Copyright © 2013, by Dan Hurley.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-a-nicotine-patch-make-you-smarter-excerpt/
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:47:58 AM

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walirlan wrote:
I am happy that I have never had any problem with this disgusting habit.
Well, it's a real humiliation of people who are dependent on nicotine.




Well aren't you special ?

It's not a habit, you pompous twat, it's an addiction like all the others.

Sanity is not statistical
TheParser
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Researchers have concluded that doctors' shaking hands with patients is just as dangerous as smoking in public.

Doctors are urged NOT to shake hands in order to prevent the transmission of disease.
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