[LMB] Old SF

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 00:58:53 BST 2020


Ignoring the health effects of breathing in smoke particles and tar,
nicotine is one of the most addictive substances ever discovered, and
causes permanent changes in the brain very rapidly - in some cases, after a
single exposure to effective levels.  I fail to see how it could make
things better.

We had a similar discussion here when coffee in the morning was
considered.  People can't get going in the mornings without coffee?  It's
because they are habituated to caffeine and going through withdrawal.  The
misery of getting up and functioning early in the day, which coffee
alleviates, is caused by the coffee.

Matt G.


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