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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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Is tobacco smoke an antioxidant?

It makes sense to me that this "guru" knows about the antioxidizing properties of smoke because, as a food chemistry scientist, he is likely to know about this in the context of using smoke for food ...
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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 fetal tobacco smoke exposure cause permanent harm?

The CDC, NIH, Mayo Clinic, ACS, ALA, and the Australian Government are all saying the same thing. There are known studies that smoking lowers the birth-weight of a baby, which is one of the main ...
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Does tobacco kill half of its consumers?

I'm not gonna try to argue that "only product" part is correct, but I managed to track down where "half" statistic comes from. Borland in BMJ 2003 said: Tobacco smoking causes so much disease[1,2] ...
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Is tobacco smoke an antioxidant?

So let's take the research paper from at OP's post at face value. This is the the authors' table summarizing the antioxidants found in tobacco smoke: Most of the claimed antioxidant effects are due ...
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Is tobacco smoke an antioxidant?

No, tobacco smoke doesn't act as an antioxidant in the body. Quite the opposite - it causes oxidative stress and introduces free radicals. Here are a series of references to support this claim. (I ...
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Does Marijuana deposit four times the tar in the lungs as tobacco?

According to the American Lung Association: when equal amounts of marijuana and tobacco are smoked, marijuana deposits four times as much tar into the lungs. This is because marijuana joints are un-...
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