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Tobacco and Nicotine Good as Pesticides
softpedia.com ^ | 10 october 2010 | Staff

Posted on 09/06/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT by Red Badger

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To: dangerdoc

http://www.gardenguides.com/taxonomy/aztec-tobacco-nicotiana-rustica/

“Wild tobacco is native to the southwestern United States, Mexico and parts of South America. Given proper care, this species can be grown throughout the continental United States.”

You can buy starter seed online (one example):

http://www.victoryseeds.com/nicotiana_rustica.html

Speaking from personal experience, it should be treated like any potentially toxic plant, such as foxglove (which is really pretty and contains digitalis), monkshood, oleander, jimson weed (datura), etc. That is, children and dogs that eat plants should not be around them unattended, and gloves should be used while working with them.


51 posted on 09/06/2012 11:04:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Red Badger

***For hundreds of years now, tobacco leaves have been used on a small scale, as a natural organic pesticide,***

BLACK LEAF-40. A great pesticide. Also great for killing lamed horses in six seconds! Deadly poison, and people smoke that stuff?


52 posted on 09/06/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MHGinTN

My Grandpa Harry did the very same thing.


53 posted on 09/06/2012 5:41:52 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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I'm convinced that smokers who get throat or mouth cancer from smoking were in fact heavy users of alcoholic beverages, which wash away the mucosal protection of the tissues in mouth and throat allowing the several cancinogens to infiltrate and attack the delicate cells.
54 posted on 09/06/2012 6:09:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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