[ExI] Is tobacco really harmful"?

Giulio Prisco (2nd email) eschatoon at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 07:13:22 UTC 2009

I use inhalers in those situations where I cannot smoke for a long
time (long flight, long meeting etc.). They kind of work.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 3:05 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/11/28 Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>:
>> Virtually nobody is using pure nicotine as a drug, though patches
>> and electric evaporators could deliver it in principle.
> Large numbers of people use nicotine gum, patches and inhalers in
> order to help them give up smoking. In most countries these are
> available without prescription. Although nicotine can cause acute
> increases in blood pressure and heart rate, there is no clear evidence
> that nicotine replacement therapy is a cardiovascular risk factor. And
> in any case there are potential cardiovascular toxins in cigarette
> smoke other than nicotine, eg. causing hyperlipidaemia and
> hypercoagulability, so smokers are always better off switching to
> nicotine replacement therapy.
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou
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Giulio Prisco
aka Eschatoon Magic

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