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    I have experimented with tobacco tea before...

    Once I would make a big pot of herbs and drink that liquid throughout the day, tobacco was included.

    Someone I got back to smoking.

    Anyone try it? I have a nice cup of earl grey/tobacco iced tea sitting next to me. haha... i'm going to try to see if I can simply switch to making tea a few times a day. Instead of inhaling anything...

    I used half of a winston cigarette... steeped it in boiling water for 5 minutes. From what I remember it feels exactly like a cigarette. Almost exactly...

    I'll update this.

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    This can't be a good idea. If tobacco companies really add 4000+ chemicals to the tobacco in cigarettes, you're steeping those to make the tea! Please don't do this!



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    Yeah well generally i have only used organic tobacco.

    well it doesn't matter at this point. i'm going to just try to completely quit tobacco altogether. i tried last month and almost did it.. either way, givin it another go...

    tobacco tea is kinda nasty actually. i spose it could be an acquired taste.. like say, coffee...

    but you can get sick from it if you overdo the tobacco in it... so its definitely less risky to just smoke a cigarette. or obviously vape.

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    I honestly had never even thought about doing something like that timber. There was alot of discussion in the past about soaking tobacco in pg or vg and then vaping it. Especially in the " are we getting it" thread. Obviously quitting tobacco would be the best solution but some people like me don't seem to function well without it or just sink into depression without the WTA's. Good luck to you. I hope for your sake that you are able to quit. If you do, it would be appreciated if you kept us updated on how you are doing say 6-8 weeks after your quit date.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Girl View Post
    This can't be a good idea. If tobacco companies really add 4000+ chemicals to the tobacco in cigarettes, you're steeping those to make the tea! Please don't do this!
    Contrary to popular belief, they don't add that many chemicals. It's a secret (although known to FDA) how many they actually add, but largely that 4000 number comes from the amount of different chemicals found in cigarette smoke, not cigarette tobacco. To make a tea from organic tobacco is most likely a healthier alternative to BT company tobacco, but since tobacco is a chemical sponge, even organic can have some nasty stuff depending on the soil. That's why Swedish snus is made from Asian 'baccy instead of US.


    Quote Originally Posted by Timberwear View Post

    but you can get sick from it if you overdo the tobacco in it... so its definitely less risky to just smoke a cigarette. or obviously vape.
    Nope, stick to your tea, Timber. In all the world, in any form under the sun, the smoke of tobacco is far more toxic and carcinogenic than to partake of it in any other form. Tea is an interesting concept and could be beneficial. To get a toxic amount of nicotine you'd have to boil down a fairly large amount, not the typical gram amount of a cigarette. Now, if you were to boil down the goo of a gram of tobacco to, say, a pea and pop it in your mouth you might feel oogie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberwear View Post
    Yeah well generally i have only used organic tobacco.
    That would be better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberwear View Post
    well it doesn't matter at this point. i'm going to just try to completely quit tobacco altogether. i tried last month and almost did it.. either way, givin it another go...
    I hope you succeed this time!

    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTED VICTOR View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, they don't add that many chemicals. It's a secret (although known to FDA) how many they actually add, but largely that 4000 number comes from the amount of different chemicals found in cigarette smoke, not cigarette tobacco.
    Ah, good to know, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTED VICTOR View Post
    To make a tea from organic tobacco is most likely a healthier alternative to BT company tobacco, but since tobacco is a chemical sponge, even organic can have some nasty stuff depending on the soil. That's why Swedish snus is made from Asian 'baccy instead of US.
    Yeah, my worry was that the OP used a Winston...



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    Hmmm, I don't want to give you any bad ideas, but snus is already in a tea bag kind of, lol. And its pasteurized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTED VICTOR View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, they don't add that many chemicals. It's a secret (although known to FDA) how many they actually add, but largely that 4000 number comes from the amount of different chemicals found in cigarette smoke, not cigarette tobacco. To make a tea from organic tobacco is most likely a healthier alternative to BT company tobacco, but since tobacco is a chemical sponge, even organic can have some nasty stuff depending on the soil. That's why Swedish snus is made from Asian 'baccy instead of US.
    TV, I'm just now finding your post. I know I'm, also, one that bought the cool aid about a lot of chemicals added to cigarette tobacco...know I've read and heard it.

    Now what you've said makes sense when I was reading an article on pipe tobacco. Basely by Sept. 20 pipe tobacco mfg. are encouraged to submit to the FDA where pipe tobacco is different than cigarette tobacco. There's a bill that is being proposed to increase tax on pipe tobacco and it appears a lot of RYO cigarette tobacco suppliers are now labeling their product Pipe Tobacco to avoid their tax increase.

    As I'm reading what they're submitting, everyone seems to just be talking about the cut and moisture of the tobacco or to be Grandfathered in as Pipe Tobacco....nowhere did I find anything on chemicals.

    In fact, I read the article twice...just looking for 'chemicals' being mentioned, that would be less/different in pipe tobacco than cigarettes and it wasn't there and I know I've read that one before, also....(less in pipe tobacco.)

    Thanks for clearing that up for me, it's in the smoke - not tobacco.

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    I took another look at this topic, and found this list of additives in cigarettes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Girl View Post
    I took another look at this topic, and found this list of additives in cigarettes.
    I wouldn't take that list to seriously. The anti-tobacco gang pushed the idea of added chemicals... and especially ammonia... as part of their anti-smoking campaign. Nearly all of the chemicals that are added are for flavor. For the most part it has become an urban myth that even the PV crowd latched on to. BT does do a lot of manipulation of their tobacco but mostly so they can get a consistent product. Tobacco can have a lot of variation depending on how the growing season went... dry, wet, etc.

    In case you're interested if you burn some wood in your summer campfire you'll get about the same amount of chemicals as smoking. Unfortunately no nicotine.
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