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Nicotine - The Zombie Antidote

Gabriela Segura, MD.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:36 CST

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." - Sherlock Holmes
I'm sick and tired of the anti-smoking culture that has taken over the entire world. I have had enough of hearing "don't smoke, it's bad for you!!" The ignorance that betrays such remarks is utterly abysmal, especially coming from people who should know better. So for all those who have asked me why do I actually smoke, I'm going to explain my reasons in this article.

I have found anti-smoking activists to be intolerant, judgmental Authoritarian Follower types. They believe and parrot emotionally charged catchphrases taken straight from government anti-smoking propaganda. Doctors and non-smokers alike are guilty of this. They feel righteous when providing such 'advice' yet fail to take notice of how ill they themselves look, and forget that, in many cases, their own health issues went downhill when they stopped smoking. Thanks to some pretty convoluted thinking, if they are some day diagnosed with a serious disease, they will later blame their 'smoking years', while overlooking the real culprits of today's modern diseases: junk diets high in carbohydrates and the industrial-scale toxicity that has choked our environment.

Yes, the changes in our diet, particularly since the introduction of mechanised agriculture, the Industrial Revolution and arrival in the 'enlightened' Modern Age, have systemically destroyed our health. The mismatch between our ancient physiology - which thrived with little or no edible plant food - and our current diet, is at the root of many so-called diseases of civilization: coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, etc. But I'm not here to talk about that. You can read more about it here. My aim here is to defend the rights of people who choose to smoke. It may surprise you to know that, while the percentage of the population that smokes has declined in recent years (due to government propaganda), the incidence of heart disease has not declined. The reason, shock! horror! is that smoking is not the real problem to begin with!

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Smoking's bad for you.

Smoking's bad for you. Sorry. Ive had 3 relatives die from emphazema directly related to smoking. All sorts of other things are also bad for you.. id just as soon tell someone GMOs, MSG, vaccines, flouride and anything made out of corn, soy & wheat is a toxin as Id tell them cigirettes are bad for them. Infact, I generally don't say anything about cigs, because if you don't know by now... well...

The other things on the other hand, many don't know about.

Its not like the government doesn't want you to smoke. They make tons of money from your death that way. I mean when you smoke, essentially you're paying the government to kill you slowly over the span of years. The "only" reason they are making a show of changing the culture to anti-smoking is to A) Help people grow accustomed to the government telling us what we can and can't put into our bodies. B) Because they are killing us with enough other things that cigerettes are beggining to look like health food in comparison. C) Cigs are so obviously and transparently bad for you, that they can look like good guys in opposing them, even as they dump flouride and mercury onto young minds, destroying them for the rest of their lives.

Smoke if you want, I could care less... though I would prefer Libertarians had the sense not to so that they could outlive neocons and continue helping take back the gov.

I read an article once that

I read an article once that laid blame for cancer on all the atomic and nuclear bomb testing of 50's and 60's. All the nuclear radiation has been floating around and causing cancer, the government blamed tobacco to take the heat off themselves! I wouldn't be surprised if organic tobacco was not harmful, it is most likely the 200+ chemicals they add to it that makes it bad for you.

Problem solved. NO BRAINER


I was a smoker for 30 years, picked up a quality vaporizer (e-cig) 2 years ago. Never looked back.

- No toxins

- 10% of the cost

- No nasty smell

- No coughing

- Tastes 1000x better

- No ashes, ashtrays

- No wheezing, coughing, hacking, spitting

- No secondhand smoke.

- No nicotine jones

If you are smoker - it is a literal no-brainer.

If you are fighting the switch ("Its not the same! I need my Marlboros!") ... sorry, but you are conditioned to believe that.

If you know the facts, are pointed to a quality e-cig that works well, and you still don't switch?

You are a fool.

Oh - and if you believe that smoking carcinogens, pollutions, and toxins into your lungs over years and years at (in some cases) $10.00 a pack (!!) leads to anything but poverty, sickness, and death?

You are an even bigger fool.

Tobacco, smoking and disease?

I have wondered if at least some of the ill effects or toxicity associated with tobacco smoking has to do with the pesticides and other chemicals associated with the growing, processing, and storage of tobacco? Some of those additives may well be more harmful to smokers than the tobacco itself.

I wish that somebody would treat tobacco the same way they treat food and (floridated) tap water, and make a distinction between consumption of the material itself, and the unpleasant if not dangerous additives that go into growing, processing, and perhaps marketing.


"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi



Healthcare related costs due to smoking $3B USD

Cigarette tax pulled in $13B USD

Im not quitting.
I'll smoke em if I can afford em.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

New Year Bump

My 45th year enjoying tobacco

Wanna quit?

http://www.the-tree-of-life.com/gogsrc.htm. Search "nicotine". In fact, there are procedures to expunge virtually all habits. Best of all, they are free.

NOTE: The procedure for clearing alcohol addiction is longer than all the other procedures COMBINED, including cocaine, opiates, etc.

NOTE 2: If the procedure makes you feel silly, remember it was developed by a $700/hr. psychologist that frequently lectures at Cambridge.

Everyone knows their own

Everyone knows their own bodies best. Go ahead and smoke if you like. I used to chew tobacco regularly and smoke on occasion, but I've finally quit for good. I couldn't handle the anxious feeling when you didn't have nicotine, and I didn't want to always be doing it because it's costly and it's not good for your teeth or breath. Also, I didn't have the stamina for sporting events after smoking that I have now. I understand your point that substituting smoking for double cheeseburgers and milkshakes isn't healthy. However, give me a break with this whole media is making up that smoking is unhealthy garbage. I've smoked. It isn't healthy. It can cause lung cancer. I'm sure you can find positives about reducing tension and other things, but by and large it is a net negative for most people.

I've also been trying to quit caffeine, sugar, and change my eating habits to include more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed foods. Quitting caffeine is initially difficult, but you get past it after a few weeks. Quitting sugar, processed foods, and all fast food has been more difficult. It's taken a couple of months but my body is finally asking for fruits, vegetables, and home cooked meals, and is rejecting or at least not craving fast food near as much.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

You can smoke all you want,

You can smoke all you want, just not around me. It doesnt take but a few minutes of exposure before my allergies start kicking in.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

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It is easy to quit smoking.

"It is easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times."

-- Mark Twain


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Make your own Swedish Snus it

Make your own Swedish Snus it is easy, I do.

Because it is steam-cured, rather than fire-cured like smoking tobacco or other chewing tobacco, it contains lower concentrations of nitrosamines and other carcinogens that form from the partially anaerobic heating of proteins - 2.8 parts per million. No carcinogenic effects have be attributed to Nordic Snus.

According to Kenneth Warner, director of the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network,
"The Swedish government has studied this stuff to death, and to date, there is no compelling evidence that it has any adverse health consequences. …Whatever they eventually find out, it is dramatically less dangerous than smoking."

Health benefits kills parasites and worms in your system, set it on bee stings, spider bites, hemorrhoids for instant relief.

I make 2.5 kilos twice a year for about 100 USD.

basic recipe.

1 kilo raw tobacco powder
1 liter water
120 grams sea salt
20 grams sodium-carbonate (potash)
100 grams Propylenglykol och glycerin
20 ml Bergamot oil for taste (optional)

* boil 1 liter of water
* dissolve 120 grams of sea salt allowing it to cool to 50C.
* pour salt water in a rice cooker pot and 1 kilo of raw tobacco powder. Blend slowly with a mixer.
* place a steak thermometer in the tobbaco.
* close the lid to the rice cooker and turn it on.
* tobacco blend should steam for 3 days at about 70-90C.
* mix tobacco blend once a day.
* On the 3rd day lift out the rice cooker pot and blend 20 grams sodium-carbonate. (mix with a little water first so it is easier to blend)
* mix in 100 grams of Propylenglykol och glycerin blend.
* if desired flavor with mint, bergamot, eucalyptus, or anis oil. I use about 20 ml of bergamot oil.
* set it in a plastic container and close the lid tight. let it cure in the fridge for about 7 days.
* freeze it or leave it in the fridge.
* take out when needed and keep in an used copenhagen wax paper container.
* to use pack into a small ball and set under top lip, no spitting required.

I was trained for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

in high rise buildings where no one could open a window and smoking was allowed. without giving a lesson on the subject...
second hand smoke was VERY low on the list of bad things.

it was actually helpful that people smoked. because some would complain if they could smell it. most of the really bad things have no smell at all or smell good.

many people are sick because of poor ventilation. this is why black mold is now a problem. todays HVAC technicians do not understand the "V".

leaky condos

were a big deal when I was growing up. Buildings had to be sealed envelopes for energy efficiency (wrapped in tyvek or some other plastic on both the inside and the outside). Fine while they stayed dry but as soon some water got in they turned into mold incubators. I guess building codes trump common sense.

it is a very common problem.

and yes it is a direct result of stupidity. our society thinks it knows better than I do and they are paying the price for that arrogance.
here is the answer. IAQ is broken into 2 categories. particulate and gaseous. common air filters only address particles not gases.
humidity is a gas. but it is only one of many.
the ONLY way to address gasses is ventilation. but since smoking has been eliminated..... people are plugging them up.
mold is omnipresent. it will grow where it can.
even inside a sealed bag of cheese.... riddle me this. how did it get in there to grow?
answer, it did not, it was already there!



Grow your own, that way, if you are giving

out secondhand smoke, it's healthier. :)


I don't smoke but a few in my family do so I'll probably grow a small field of it for them. All natural!!

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The libertarian perspective is, of course,

that you have every right to smoke. And, frankly, it doesn't bother me a bit.

Another issue here, in my opinion, is that I now question EVERYTHING the government and the MSM spew. If either of those sources say that something is bad for you, there's a good chance they're either flat-out wrong, flat-out lying, or are (at the very least) using skewed data. (One exception is when you hear a major news story about how something like sugar is bad for you. 'Cause they tout it like it's a major breakthrough, even though everyone's known it for decades. Just one example.) The diet issue is a major one these days, and thankfully people are taking another look at the way we're supposed to eat. I think it was the guy who came up with the primal diet who said that the government food pyramid was essentially upside-down. So we're supposed to eat almost exactly backwards from the way they tell us.

Also, nicotine is just another drug. Like weed, cocaine, morphine, aspirin, caffeine, etc., etc., etc. All natural drugs (in my opinion) have genuine and valid uses; that's why they're here on this earth.

Smoke'm if you've got'm

I roll my own for about $1.30 per pack

Nicotine helps people with Parkinson's and other

diseases to control shaking. You can wear a patch.

Interesting take

I have been an on and off smoker for awhile. I quit for quite sometime and then somehow start smoking again. I personally don't like it because it costs to much and it makes you smell bad. Those are the primary reasons for me. However, I am in great shape, I run 3-5 miles a day, lift weights, etc. I would like to permanently kick the smoking habit simply because it doesn't help my mission to find a liberty minded girlfriend...which is entirely challenging in itself.

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Same here,

long time on/off smoker with no apparent health problems but I do hate the control it has over me.

Ironically your screen name is "achieve balance" - impossible with nicotine!

You actually motivated me to finally quit again

Starting today, I am going to stop. I will probably get a patch to help, but I am tired of it. Wish me luck

egapele's picture

I went to a hypnotist and paid $500 about six months ago

& stopped for four days - you'd be amazed at the power of hypnosis. I went back to her a few times for other stuff for things she said she thought I needed work on.

It was a money-back guarantee and I called her back in November and told her she'd be hearing from me in the beginning of the year about tackling smoking.

I know can do it - I just have to decide that I can do it and that's what hypnosis is.

Good luck quitting and may you have peaceful balance. :)


I may look into it. Day 1 in the books for me...best thing about it, is that when I do quit...this is like the 4th time..haha...I usually can't just sit around my house, so I get out and about and do stuff. So while I was out drinking some wine in the city last night avoiding being at home thinking about it, I actually met someone and we are going on a date...smoking to me, is a deterrent for my confidence I think.

Screen name..haha

Is from one of my childhood favorites, Karate Kid. Pat Morita was always yelling at danielson to learn balance. As much as it seems symbolic of something else, it is just my infatuation of 80's feel good movies. But you are right, very hard to be balanced when addicted to something.

I also like new balance tennis shoes...so karate kid and shoes that's where the screen name comes from. New Balance does still have some factories in the US. However, with Obamacare, I think they are considering moving elsewhere...

Ask My Grandma About Smoking...

When I was a little tot I didn't even bother asking Granny if she'd like to come outside and play. She was tethered to her bottle of oxygen, and at her best couldn't put two sentences together without weeezing and coughing up a storm. It was just terrible to listen to.

I think she loved her danged cigs more then she loved her grand kids. Just an opinion from the once eyes of a child.

Laugh Hard, Hang Tough, Lend a Hand
Ramblin Randy

Smart People

I went to the link... there I learned that the smartest people in the world all smoke. Unless you grow the plant in your back yard... throwing away $5 for every pack of nicotine ain't all that bright.

Laugh Hard, Hang Tough, Lend a Hand
Ramblin Randy