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Would eating a packet of cigarettes be fatal?

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 ...
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Would eating a packet of cigarettes be fatal?

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 ...
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Does smoking one joint give as much exposure to cancer-producing chemicals as smoking four to five cigarettes?

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 ...
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Are vegetable oils "worse" for your health than cigarettes?

There does not seem to be any supporting evidence for the claim. By 'vegetable oils' they must mean 'seed oils', which have been the object of discussion among the health-conscious. The specific claim ...
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Would eating a packet of cigarettes be fatal?

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 ...
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Does smoking cigarettes cause lung cancer?

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 ...
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