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Jan
28
awarded  Scholar
Jan
28
revised Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
Typo.
Jan
28
accepted Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
Jan
28
answered Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
Jan
24
awarded  Student
Jan
24
comment Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
BTW - I recognize that you were speculating about what other people might be thinking. I suspect the same reason was behind the down vote. The thing is, there are powerful forces aligned against the e-cig industry at the moment, including the CDC, FDA, ALA, AMA, CTFK.. and states deeply in debt to the MTSA.. They spread much fear, uncertainty and doubt for ..whatever reasons. That's why I'm investigating 'nicotine from other sources'. It has become a largely political point that nicotine is sourced from tobacco. Next stop would be, synthetic..
Jan
24
comment Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
.. flavors, and check this graph of adult taste distributions for e-liquids. Further, a) kids often vape with no nicotine, and b) in states of the US where vaping is restricted, show a slower drop in smoking rate. Since the 1970s, tobacco controllers have recognized that "People smoke for the nicotine, but die from the tar". E-cigs have no tar, no carbon monoxide, and when used responsibly, provide an effective and 95% safer way for smokers to satisfy their desire for nicotine. Thanks for bringing those matters up. :)
Jan
24
comment Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
.. are so addictive. Most people that can transition from smoking to e-cigs typically drop the nicotine levels gradually. Not a great sign of an 'addictive substance'. "toxic at high doses" Yes, The dose makes the poison, and a 2014 study estimated an LD50 dose of 500 mg for an adult human. It is not to be treated lightly, and should be kept in bottles with child-proof cap, out of reach of children. "They really don't like candy flavored nicotine products that might attract children." Umm.. nicotine lozenges are designed in yummy ..
Jan
24
comment Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
"..I'm not aware of large nicotine levels in other parts of plants. I assume tobacco will still have the highest nicotine levels, because that's what people have been selecting for for centuries." I suspect therein lies the answer. "I also assume that the FDA doesn't like e-cigarettes because they still have nicotine," As do nicotine patches, lozenges, gum and puffers (inhalators).. "Nicotine is addictive at low doses and toxic at high doses." Not much. There is no single instance of getting a lab rat addicted to it. It is largely the other things in tobacco smoke (like WTAs) that ..
Jan
24
awarded  Editor
Jan
24
revised Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
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Jan
24
comment Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
Apparently someone thinks this question is less than optimal. Would appreciate any suggestions on improving it..
Jan
24
asked Nicotine levels in non fruit/edible parts of plants (that are not tobacco)
Sep
29
comment Why did life on Earth develop with two sexes?
BTW - I (naively) suggest the tags evolution, gender & sex, but don't have the rep. to suggest tag edits.
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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
22
comment What would need to be discovered to prove there is extraterrestrial life?
The definition of 'extraterrestrial' is trivial (unless you subscribe to the 'flat earth' theory, or some such nonsense). The real question here can be boiled down to 'what is life?' - a somewhat tougher question with no clear answer.