Having trouble quitting? Nicotine levels are on the rise…

Further proof that Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man don’t deserve ninja status:

A new report by the Massachusetts Department of Health details how the level of nicotine found in US cigarettes has risen about 10 percent in the past six years, making it hard to quit and easier to get hooked.AA The study shows a steady climb in the amount of nicotine delivered to the lungs of smokers regardless of brand, with overall nicotine yields increasing by about 10 percent. Massachusetts is one of three U.S. states to require tobacco companies to submit information about nicotine and the only state with data going back to 1998.

An excerpt: "The study found the three most popular cigarette brands with young smokers - Marlboro, Newport and Camel - delivered significantly more nicotine than they did years ago. Nicotine in Kool, a popular menthol brand, rose 20 percent. More than two-thirds of black smokers use menthol brands."

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Posted: August 30th, 2006
at 10:05am by Pheezatron

Categories: hood status,life,drogas,not ninja-worthy,business,politricks

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  1. Meanwhile, herbs are illegal. You can’t smoke to get high son! You can only smoke to put money in Big Tobacco’s [and the US Government’s] pockets. Oh, and you can cut your life short hwile your at it. Old people smell funny anyways.


    30 Aug 06 at 11:55 am


  2. not sure whether it was a conspiracy theory, but i heard something even more scandalous on this front: that some companies actually increase and drop the nicotene levels periodically. this means that if you get used to a higher level of nicotene per smoke, that when they drop the level you end up buying more cigarettes to get the same effect.
    again, not sure how true that is, but i wouldn’t put it past ’em.


    30 Aug 06 at 11:56 am


  3. […] Not only has Big Tobacco been drastically raising nicotine levels over the past few years, turns out they might indeed have had ulterior motives for selling menthol cigarrettes (and you thought it was just because they taste good).  Lo and behold, it’s harder to stop smoking menthol cigarettes than regular ones! Shocking, isn’t it? Story via ABCnews […]


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