How's this for a brilliant idea: a cigarette that will still give you all the cancer, but without any of that sweet, sweet nicotine! You get no pleasure from smoking it beyond the satisfaction of committing yourself to 10 minutes less of life. Former FDA policy director David Adams sees a world where kids finally get their own cigarettes, so they can continue to "fit in" and "look cool" while not worrying about becoming addicted or enjoying the entire chemical point of smoking. And eventually nicotine will be banned anyway and only wealthy assholes will be able to afford antique cigarettes smuggled in from Cuba or something. [NYT]
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