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Some brands of cigarettes ' more addictive'
Telegraph ^ | 27/07/2003

Posted on 07/27/2003 12:15:45 PM PDT by yonif

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1 posted on 07/27/2003 12:15:45 PM PDT by yonif
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WOW!!! And to think I didn't know that I was "free basing" when I smoke cigarettes.
2 posted on 07/27/2003 12:18:29 PM PDT by vikingcelt
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My personal experience has always caused me to believe Marlboro was the most addictive cigarette on the market.

The several times I've done the cold turkey with 'em........had me doubled over from the cravings.

Oh well, it's not like I didn't know cigarettes were addictive when I started......

3 posted on 07/27/2003 12:22:04 PM PDT by Mariner
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They varied greatly, ranging from one per cent or two per cent to 36 per cent for a speciality US brand called American Spirit.

Interesting. American Spirit claims its cigarettes are additive free. They even have a super-specialty variety that contains only organically grown tobacco.

4 posted on 07/27/2003 12:24:59 PM PDT by Yardstick
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Oh well, it's not like I didn't know cigarettes were addictive when I started......

You realize you just gave up a milion bucks by stating that, don't you.

I for one am one of the apparently unique individuals who has one cigarette per most evenings after dinner. I used that to give up my Beech Nut chewing tobacco habit.

The greatest cigarettes in the world, by the way, are Silk Cuts. I'll be bringing a few cartons back to Oklahoma when I return from Switzlerand on friday.

I like Dunhill menthols, too.

5 posted on 07/27/2003 12:28:31 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: yonif; Just another Joe
They varied greatly, ranging from one per cent or two per cent to 36 per cent for a speciality US brand called American Spirit.

That is interesting. For the last ten years (3rd decade of smoking) I have rolled my own from American Spirit. It is all additive free. 100% tobacco. I smoke less than when I smoked Marlboro (1st ten years) and Camel Filters (2nd ten years).

When I switched to rolling my own I used Velvet, not AS. I had a couple of packs of Camel Filters left at the time. For the first week or so I found myself smoking cigarette after cigarette of Velvet until I was nearly green from nicotine poisoning and still not feeling "satisified". I would then light up a Camel Filter and get "satisfaction" with the first puff. I had to wean myself off of the chemo-smokes.

6 posted on 07/27/2003 12:31:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Joe McCarthy was right ... so was PT Barnum!)
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7 posted on 07/27/2003 12:34:02 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: yonif
On behalf of the many smokers who can't speak for themselves because those mecahnical voices boxes don't always work, these is just another case of bad science.
8 posted on 07/27/2003 12:38:58 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: Rodney King
Silk Cuts are my absolute favorite in the whole world..I can never find them in the US.
9 posted on 07/27/2003 12:52:00 PM PDT by Grenada
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To: Tacis
mmmfftpg hjyiffiger smup.

FMCDH

10 posted on 07/27/2003 12:55:34 PM PDT by nothingnew (the pendulum swings and the libs are in the pit)
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To: Mariner
My personal experience has always caused me to believe Marlboro was the most addictive cigarette on the market.

Me too. I switched brands when I found out about all the additives they were putting in there (saltpeter?!?!?!). I switched to Winston because of their 100% tobacco,"No Bull" marketing thing. From the artcle, I see that they are fairly high on the freebase factor! Maybe I need to go to camels.

I smoke lights and ultra-lights, with a mind to get the chemical addiction as low as possible before I drop 'em again. Last time, "anger management" was a big problem.

Not inhaling the first three or four puffs on any cig might be another good addiction minimizing trick, based on what the article said.

11 posted on 07/27/2003 1:08:10 PM PDT by Yeti
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To: Rodney King
You realize you just gave up a milion bucks by stating that, don't you.

No. The new legal precedent is that even though you knew they were addictive and harmful to your health when you started, you can still sue.

12 posted on 07/27/2003 1:10:43 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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13 posted on 07/27/2003 1:12:25 PM PDT by paix
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Menthol cigarettes are also more addictive than regular. For a menthol smoker, it's easier to quit by switching to non-menthol cigarettes first, and then weaning oneself off of those.

Following the incremental quitting strategy, another good method is switching from store-bought cigarettes to rolling your own. Tobacco shops sell good quality, reasonably priced additive free tobacco, along with rolling papers in bulk that are much cheaper than the pot smoker's rolling papers that you can buy at convenience stores. They also have rolling machines that only cost two or three bucks.

14 posted on 07/27/2003 1:13:19 PM PDT by squidly
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I'm a big fan of Zyban. I've been quit 2 months, after smoking 1+ pack of Marlboro a day for 25 years. Did the Zyban for 60 days starting 8 days before I quit.

15 posted on 07/27/2003 1:21:54 PM PDT by cryptical
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To: Yeti
I switched brands when I found out about all the additives they were putting in there (saltpeter?!?!?!).

I don't smoke, but I have to hear more about this. Marlboros have WHAT in them? (Thanks in advance.)

16 posted on 07/27/2003 1:23:53 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: Yeti
I switched to Winston because of their 100% tobacco,"No Bull" marketing thing. From the artcle, I see that they are fairly high on the freebase factor! Maybe I need to go to camels.

Since the freebase factor only concerns nicotine it becomes a choice between high doses of nicotine and chemical additives. I will freely admit I am and have been addicted to tobacco since I started smoking. I have no plans to quit. Do I need to worry about how addictive the brand of tobacco I'm smoking is?

17 posted on 07/27/2003 1:29:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Joe McCarthy was right ... so was PT Barnum!)
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To: Rodney King
Indeed. Dunhill makes a fine smoke.
18 posted on 07/27/2003 1:40:44 PM PDT by Threepwood
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To: yonif
Like I've been saying for the past 25 years, I can quit anytime I want!

-Jay

P.S. -- Remember when we were little kids and our mothers used to nag and nag and nag at us and our dads used to order us around? The one thing we had to look forward to was when we'd grow up and would then be free of nagging and being ordered about. ...so WHAT THE HELL is up with the State nagging me and trying to order me around these days? They ain't my freakin' parents!
19 posted on 07/27/2003 1:41:01 PM PDT by Jay D. Dyson (Leftists are like any other lower life form...they devour their own when it suits their purpose.)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Lots or cigarettes have saltpeter in them. It keeps them burning. Pure tobacco won't stay lit. Among a few hundred other additives used in cigarettes (not all additives in all cig's) are acetone and benzene. Benzene can be found listed on cans of enamel lacquer paints. The kind that make you feel like Forrest Gump for a few days if you use them in a closed space without a respirator.
20 posted on 07/27/2003 1:41:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Joe McCarthy was right ... so was PT Barnum!)
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