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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: MHGinTN

I don’t know for sure but I think it might be OTC now. I have a bunch that was given to me years ago. Hard as a rock now but I’m sure the nicotine content is intact. I consider it a prepper supply for TEOTWAWKI. LOL


41 posted on 09/06/2012 10:03:18 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Red Badger

I had a great uncle who chewed snuff and lived to be 92.
When he died New York State listed “tobacco use” as a contributing cause of death on his death certificate. Gotta pad those stats you know.


42 posted on 09/06/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger
You forgot the caption:

The real reason dinosaurs became extinct.

It was really popular around my office at the time Gary Larsen published it, before smoking had been banned indoors. It mysteriously appeared on bulletin boards and certain office doors.

43 posted on 09/06/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: MissyMa
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to the grocery today, so I'll pick up some of the gum. Are you supposed to let the saliva sit under your tongue, as were the directions years ago? I was told many years ago by a professional football player during summer training camp that he used nicotine as a diet aid ... helped suppress his appetite IIRC. Swallowing tobacco juice from a chaw he said helped shrink his stomach, too.
44 posted on 09/06/2012 10:12:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TigersEye; MestaMachine

From what Lady Mesta said, sounds like a couple or four bags of chaw would be a good set aside for prepping, too!


45 posted on 09/06/2012 10:14:42 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Yes that's what you are supposed to do with the gum but I could never do it and would get a full dose of nicotine in less than 5 minutes as I was chewing it. :-p.

With the lozenges I get that nicotine in 20 minutes or more as it's more time released.

Never knew it was used as a diet aide but can understand why it would work as I'll sometimes grab a lozenge when I feel like mindless snacking when not hungry.

46 posted on 09/06/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT by MissyMa
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To: MHGinTN
I'm still smoking the darned stuff. I buy it in 5 lb. bags for about $16 per lb. while my e-cigs sit gathering dust next to the 'puter. That leaves me with several bottles of e-cig juice as a set aside. And I have tobacco seed.

The gov can do what it wants. I'm calm and the insects are nervous around here.

47 posted on 09/06/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

where does the wild variety grow?


48 posted on 09/06/2012 10:24:52 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Red Badger

I find it interesting that they are discussing tobacco pyrolysis products and using the term “green” which most people equate as safe.

It is the pyrolysis products of tobacco that constitute the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke.


49 posted on 09/06/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Red Badger

Pest control agents for the garden have long been nicotine based. My MIL used nicotine on her garden 40 years ago as an old remedy for bugs. I smoked at the time and she used to badger me by telling me that what I was smoking is what she killed bugs with.


50 posted on 09/06/2012 10:49:15 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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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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To: stillafreemind
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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