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Nicotine injections

keep your badass image while you quit!
 
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Okay, there is no excuse not to quit smoking-- now we have "the patch" it gives you the drug you crave. But, any smoker will tell you "I miss the *act* of smoking, the *ritual*"

Well, here's a ritual for you: nicotine injections that look almost like heroin! Not only will it give you a better rush (instead of a steady stream of nicotine like the patch), but it will preserve your badass image while keeping your lungs free of tar. Imagine the looks on the faces of people at work when you pull out the needles! Then you can say:

"Oh, it's no big deal .. I'm quitting."

heh heh heh

Coming soon: snortable nicotine that looks like coke

futurebird, Aug 29 2001

Smoking Vaccine http://www.cbsnews....th/main512225.shtml
Just thought this was semi-related. [15420, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Nicotine as a carcinogen http://www.cancerfa...B=14&CancerTypeId=4
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Sounds good, but it doesn't replicate the *act* of smoking, which act is perhaps the hardest thing to give up (aside from the drug itself, I guess).
snarfyguy, Aug 29 2001
  

       toothpicks aren't badass.
futurebird, Aug 29 2001
  

       Chew tobacco.
sdm, Aug 29 2001
  

       See: link
15420, Jan 19 2003
  

       While I cannot find anything to support this, recently, sometime in, say, the last month, I read a news article citing a new report linking nicotine itself to lung cancer.
bristolz, Jan 19 2003
  

       So bad I have to vote for it!
snarfyguy, Jan 19 2003
  

       The pure extract of one cig, crystaline nicotine could kill a horse if injected into a vein, let alone a person.   

       Concentrated nicotine is a deadly poison, it causes arythmia, caridiac arrest, and is neurotoxic. concenrtrated Nicotine is used as an insecticide
xylene, Oct 07 2003
  

       I think I speak for the medical community when I say that smoking nicotine (or heroin) is probably better for you than injecting it. The biggest worry (medically speaking) with heroin is the chance of disease involved with sharing dirty needles. Also, think of how many times a day you smoke. 20? 30? That many intravenous injections would a) ruin your veins - all of them, b) expose you to infection so many times that it's almost inevitable that you would develop serious, life threatening bacterial sepsis or a communicable disease from needle sharing. So please smoke it, chew it, patch it, inhale it, or stick it up your butt, just don't inject it! P.S. Nicotine constricts your blood vessels and makes your penis smaller. -True fact. P.P.S. Hemlock is converted into nicotine in the digestive tract. Anyone know why someone would eat hemlock? Think Socrates.
BigNateMI, Oct 07 2003
  

       //Anyone know why someone would eat hemlock? //There is that movie "Excaliber" which does present some positive uses of hemlock in moderation if I am not misremembering. (The side effects of nicotine use are probably those)
Penis smaller?, Bah ha ha ha ha ha! Why don't you stick to the facts jack? I am not really that old and now must regularly see a cardiologist due mostly to (in my take) modern day stress, but also the damages imparted upon me by my friends that end in "ine" (caffiene, nicotine, <effedrine which I used a long time ago> evil boss is mine, etc.). It seems to me that nicotine has actually prolonged the act of you know what and if the constriction of blood vessels makes that big of a difference that's hard for me to believe.
Zimmy, Oct 08 2003
  

       Snortable nic is available.
bungston, Oct 08 2003
  
      
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