Liquid Smoking

Hi all,

Wasn't sure where to post this.. but has anyone seen this in yesterdays paper?

'Liquid smoking' beats the ban.

A drink containing nicotine is being launched in Britain to help smokers cope with the ban in pubs. Called Liquid Smoking, the drink is already a success in the Netherlands where it has been on sale for a year.

It contains 15% nicotine from natural sources and also has a herbal extract. It has less than 21 calories per can. It is being marketed as "an ideal healthy alternative to cigarettes"

IMO the only healthy alternatives to cigarettes is NO CIGARETTES.

What does everyone else think?

Bernie

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  • That sounds disgusting

  • Not for me,:confused: I'd probably be on 20 cans a day before you could say Jack Robinson ;):D

  • Hi all,

    Wasn't sure where to post this.. but has anyone seen this in yesterdays paper?

    'Liquid smoking' beats the ban.

    A drink containing nicotine is being launched in Britain to help smokers cope with the ban in pubs. Called Liquid Smoking, the drink is already a success in the Netherlands where it has been on sale for a year.

    It contains 15% nicotine from natural sources and also has a herbal extract. It has less than 21 calories per can. It is being marketed as "an ideal healthy alternative to cigarettes"

    IMO the only healthy alternatives to cigarettes is NO CIGARETTES.

    What does everyone else think?

    Bernie

    I'm with you on that one Bernie.:eek:

  • Well it's bound to beat the ban. It's not smoking is it..?

    Looks like just another ploy to take advantage of those poor smokers. Apparently it’s a relaxing drink that doesn’t contain nicotine but is designed to keep the smokers mind off of his habit. May as well be 7-up by the sounds of it…. :confused:

  • At the end of the day its just another take on NRT!

  • At the end of the day its just another take on NRT!

    Although being N free therefore not R it'll have to be just T ;)

    Sounds quite catchy...

  • Although being N free therefore not R it'll have to be just T ;)

    Sounds quite catchy...

    I think I was typing my earlier reply when you were posting, I was commenting on the initial post.

    It contains 15% nicotine from natural sources

    Otherwise, if its nicotine free, what's the point. :confused:

    Hey, I've got an idea. Why not market a drink that contains not nicotine but does have another similar alkaloid called caffeine, what to call it though?

    Hmm, Kophy sounds quite catchy! :p

  • My apologies, you are right of course.

    Bernie's post did mention the 15% nicotine so I went off on a internet hunt.

    15% nicotine would, of course, be lethal which is always, I feel, a black mark against any sort of drink and being quaffed and not intravenously injected would surely have a lengthy period for the hit (not that we have any idea what the hit is..?)

    I'm thinking there could be a good line in Nicotine roasted peanuts, crispy tobacco leaves or maybe even complimentary snuff on the bar...

    If I cast my mind back, pub smoking was lighting one off of the previous one and had nothing to do with nicotine at all so i'm not sure if the unhappy smokers will accept a substitute... :(

  • My apologies, you are right of course.

    None required Austin;)

    Bernie's post did mention the 15% nicotine so I went off on a internet hunt.

    15% nicotine would, of course, be lethal which is always, I feel, a black mark against any sort of drink (

    But think of the marketing campaign, "You'll never taste a better drink, ever again!"

    Or

    Nico-ade - "Its dead good!!"

    :p:p

  • YUCK!!!!!!!!:eek:

  • None required Austin;)

    But think of the marketing campaign, "You'll never taste a better drink, ever again!"

    Or

    Nico-ade - "Its dead good!!"

    :p:p

    damn,im trying to give up the irn-bru now i see there is a new sausage out,irn-bru flavoured yuks love me sausage.... cant beat deep fried mars bars, maybe them be irn-bru flavoured soon ;)

  • Why

    I'm with Barbara YUKKKKKKK, can't wait to see my colleagues face when he sees this as I have printed a copy of it and left it in his in tray, for those of you that don't know he is the guy who orchestrated the smoke free ban being lobbied through the gov

  • ugh that sounds vile! its just another money making scheme! cos these people will prob drink that AND still smoke afterwards or later

  • Must Say I too agree YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • YUCK!!

    its bad enough smoking nicotine............

    ...

    can you Imagine what it does to your stomach!Double yuck!:eek:

  • NIC Lite is classified as a dietary supplement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have issued a certificate of free sale to the manufacturer. Packaged in an appealing 8 ounce (237 ml) blue bottle, NIC Lite contains 4 milligrams of purified organic nicotine (two cigarettes worth) infused in pure-grade water. It contains no carbs, calories or preservatives.

    Still sounds bad to me....

  • NIC Lite is classified as a dietary supplement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have issued a certificate of free sale to the manufacturer. Packaged in an appealing 8 ounce (237 ml) blue bottle, NIC Lite contains 4 milligrams of purified organic nicotine (two cigarettes worth) infused in pure-grade water. It contains no carbs, calories or preservatives.

    Still sounds bad to me....

    So that's Nicotine mixed with water, presumably free sale means anyone of any age can buy it?

    Lets see how many school kids we can get hooked on Nicotine, shall we?

    I would hate to be cynical enough to suggest that maybe the cigarette companies might possibly have a small investment in this? :rolleyes:

  • NIC Lite is classified as a dietary supplement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have issued a certificate of free sale to the manufacturer. Packaged in an appealing 8 ounce (237 ml) blue bottle, NIC Lite contains 4 milligrams of purified organic nicotine (two cigarettes worth) infused in pure-grade water. It contains no carbs, calories or preservatives.

    OMG, I just wish people would put as much energy and effort into getting off the bloody drugs as they do into replacing it. Nobody ever died because they stop smoking for Gods sake.

    I feel very strongly about any company, for whatever reason, who promote a drug in ANY form and yes that includes patches and gum. Yes, they might get you off the cigarettes but they are only keeping you hooked on a substance that offers your body nothing, it just keeps you chained to an addiction for longer than necessary.

    I really don't know what to say on the matter. The very fact that these companies even exist put the fear into people because while these products are around they are loathe to even try the dreaded Cold Turkey (which isn't even that bad). Sorry but it isn't.

    How we survived before the invention of pharmacutical companies is a mystery to me [/sarcasm]

    Rant over :mad::mad:

  • I would hate to be cynical enough to suggest that maybe the cigarette companies might possibly have a small investment in this? :rolleyes:

    Probably the similar investments they have in Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble etc etc... ;)

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