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In this answer, I do not prove that eating a pack of cigarettes is safe. (Please don't do it!) However, I show that there is a common belief that a pack of cigarettes would contain enough nicotine to kill an adult is based on a urban legend. (That doesn't mean it is wrong, just that it hasn't been proven right.) This is based on this article: Bernd Mayer, ...


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According to Nicotine Content of Domestic Cigarettes, Imported Cigarettes and Pipe Tobacco in Iran Addiction & Health 2012, volume 4, pages 28–35. The amount of nicotine in each cigarette was from 6.17 to 12.65 mg (1.23 ± 0.15 percent of tobacco weight in each cigarette) in domestic cigarettes. It was between 7.17-28.86 mg (1.80 ± 0.25 percent of ...


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The USC webpage states MARIJUANA USE CONSEQUENCES The well-confirmed danger of smoking marijuana is lung damage and lung cancer. As examples: 1 joint = 5 cigarettes in terms of amount of carbon monoxide (CO) intake. 1 joint = 4 cigarettes in terms of amount of tar intake. 2 joints = 20 cigarettes in terms of microscopic damage to ...


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One of the latest (Jan 2013) studies on this topic" published by the Journal of Separation Science begins by writing that "smoke is an extremely complex and dynamic aerosol" which forms from "a series of complex processes including combustion, pyrolysis, pyrosynthesis, distillation, sublimation, condensation, filtration, and elution." The same study isolates ...


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The other answer already indicated that the nicotine in a cigarette is probably not enough to kill a person when ingested, but the referred paper actually links to a documented case of someone who ate cigarettes (including all relevant toxins). Here is the relevant part of the conclusion: In spite of the ingestion of 7 up to 20 cigarettes our patient ...


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We know that smoking causes cancer due to research carried out a long time ago. In the original, and famous, paper Smoking and Carcinoma of the Lung by Doll and Hill, the authors attempt to answer the question of why there has been such a large increase in lung cancer. They consider different possibilities, but the data shows that smokers are more likely to ...


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I have been intensely researching this subject, and I have found several of the same claims from several different places. The fact is that Polonium 210 (210Po) is a very radioactive agent. The tobacco plant readily absorbs the 210Po because it mistakes it for a nutrient that it needs. Phosphate fertilizers, which are used by all of the major commercial ...


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