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Blak Smyth
02-24-2012, 12:53 PM
I found it iteresting to see where tobacco falls, click the image for the always true wiki info (<---Sarcasm).
My opinion is tobacco is only a drug if abused (Same with alchohol), I do not consider cigars a tobacco abuse.
I am sure these results where based on cigarette tobacco, another example of how cigars get a bad image.
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02-24-2012, 01:33 PM
I dont consider tobacco as a drug but I without a doubt do consider nicotine a drug.

02-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Everything in moderation. I think that as long as you don't smoke cigars like you would with cigarrettes, the health risk is minimal.

02-24-2012, 01:47 PM
What is Khat?

02-24-2012, 01:47 PM
A rational scale to assess the harm of drugs. Data source is the March 24, 2007 article: Nutt, David, Leslie A King, William Saulsbury, Colin Blakemore. "Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse"
That makes the graph make a lot more sense.

02-24-2012, 01:48 PM
What is Khat?

I think that it's a plant that's chewed

02-24-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm kind of surprised where the physical harm number falls. It never took me long to feel the effects of my cigarette smoking.

02-24-2012, 01:51 PM
What is Khat?
If I recall correctly, it's a plant where people chew the leaves. Kind of like tobacco, but the leaves are chewed fresh.