Japanese researchers envisage nicotine-free tobacco

Jan 22, 2009

Japanese researchers said Thursday they had identified a gene that transports nicotine through tobacco plants, a discovery that could pave the way to cigarettes free of the carcinogen.



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tkjtkj
5 / 5 (1) Jan 22, 2009
I do not see that nicotine is considered to be carcinogenic. Yes, its presence in cigarettes is associated with many other agents that are cancer-causing .. but nicotine is not. I also reviewed this:
http://potency.be...nsed.pdf
and on its page 237 it shows that
nicotine is not considered to be carcinogenic.
alexxx
1 / 5 (1) Jan 22, 2009
... its presence in cigarettes is associated with many other agents that are cancer-causing .. but nicotine is not.


it will still lead to 'nicotine-free' cancer
tothal
not rated yet Jan 22, 2009
Smoke causes cancer not nicotine.
tkjtkj
not rated yet Jan 23, 2009
Not quite true, for in the smoke is the nicotine and gazillions of other agents , many of which are carcinogenic. Others are merely 'toxic'.

(Btw, this comment is supposed to be 'editable for 3 mins' yet there's no 'edit' link/button visible with this Firefox v3 !)

Rick69
2.3 / 5 (3) Jan 23, 2009
There is no reason to smoke if there is no nicotine in cigarettes, etc. The nicotine is what makes people have the desire to smoke.
dbren
5 / 5 (1) Jan 23, 2009
I predict that this product will be about as popular as alcohol-free vodka.
zevkirsh
not rated yet Jan 26, 2009
there is nicotine free tobacoo, its calledherbal ciggarettes, theres also pot, and lots of people smoke cloves, beedees and other stuff. dumb ass research. but of course , this is what you get when the tobacco companies fund research. you get idiocy. remember smokeless ciggarettes in the 90s? it was one of the most expensive biggest wastes of tobacco research money. retarded.

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