- Sep 20, 2013
Your progressive agenda is making you wait to smoke and you can't stand it.
Hey....maybe it's Trumps fault. :crackup:
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic stimulant and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants. Nicotine acts as an agonist at most nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), except at two nicotinic receptor subunits (nAChRα9 and nAChRα10) where it acts as a receptor antagonist. Nicotine is found in the leaves of Nicotiana rustica, in concentrations of 2–14%; in the tobacco plant, Nicotiana tabacum; in Duboisia hopwoodii; and in Asclepias syriaca
Yep, you can argue about the technical definition of " DRUG " but you are addicted.
Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. I explained all this last year, but you likely didn't listen. I can and do quit all the time. It is no more difficult for me to quit smoking than to give up soda pop, which I don't drink because I am diabetic.
I was in the hospital at the end of last year for over a month. Didn't smoke a single cigarette that whole time. Nor, did I miss it. It is fortunate that you looked up the fact that nicotine is a parasympathetic agonist that causes smooth muscle to contract. I smoke about two cigarettes a day for only one reason. I take powerful pain meds that cause a type of constipation and few things work to mediate that. Tobacco does. Your colon is made of smooth muscle and tobacco cause it to contract just like other smooth muscles in your body. If it weren't for keeping me regular, I doubt I would be still smoking at all.
So, I am not a tobacco junkie. It is a laxative. The only one that works, actually. Knowledge is power. Get on board.