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Re: CIGARS!! -- Finn and mnem?
Posted By: Socrates <>Date: 4/4/04 4:53 a.m.

In Response To: Re: CIGARS!! -- Finn and mnem? (Wado SG)

I'm going to add some fuel to your fire, here, Wado.

-Due to the nature of the plant products involved, smoked tobacco products tend to come with a bit of a colorless, odorless bonus: radioactive isotopes. When smoked and inhaled, these isotopes will become lodged in the lungs and begin to irradiate the body with alpha and beta radiation (particularly dangerous when produced inside the radiation-blocking epidermus).

-Cigars are slightly, but only slightly, less dangerous than tobacco pipes. While cigars have a thin layer of paper to filter out the larger particulates, tobacco pipes (the old ones, at least) have no such filter, whatsoever.

-Toxins, such as cyanide, which enter the body through the consumption of tobacco products may be particularly distasteful to smaller organisms, especially organisms which might consume the soft tissues of the larger, toxin-tainted organism. The presence of such toxins may "taste" bad to Infection forms.

That said, I do believe in the "nervous system malfunction made complete 'infection' unlikely" theory, but this new "tobacco tastes bad/used" theory has some merit, methinks.


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CIGARS!!biggiea 4/3/04 10:21 p.m.
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