Dissolvable Tobacco: The Latest Craze in Nicotine Fun

dissolvexCritics are up in arms over the latest innovation from the good people of the tobacco industry: chewable tobacco that looks like candy. Orbs Dissolvable Tobacco is being test marketed in Portland and looks like a box of mints but has more nicotine than a cigarette.

The new product is the brainchild of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and comes in a little box that looks like mints.

The American Cancer Society has denounced the product, but R.J. Reynolds insists that it has a warning label to discourage the use by children.

I am personally looking forward to the Nicotine Jawbreaker and the Tobacco Sucker.

Not to be outdone, there is now a caffeinated Snickers bar.

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  1. Scientists say cigarettes’ most addictive component — nicotine — may also lead to degeneration in a region of the brain that affects emotional control, sexual arousal, REM sleep and seizures. The findings, reported in a new study, could help doctors pinpoint the part of the brain that gives some people increased susceptibility to chronic smoking or drug addiction, researchers said. “Nicotine causes the most selective degeneration in the brain that I have ever seen,” said the study’s lead author, neuroscientist Gaylord Ellison.;

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  2. The logic of re-shaping the failed “drug war” into a more rational effort is indeed self-evident.


    Give people their medicine.

    Let those who have committed no crime other than to prefer a natural substance over a distilled spirit be free from persecution and prosecution.

    Help Mexico restore order while increasing our tax base. Any battle you can win without committing men and resources to harm’s way is a winning strategy, doubly so if you can create a new tax revenue stream in the process.

    Clear up Private Prison cells for those who really deserve incarceration – the corporate criminals who destroy thousands of lives with the stroke of a pen because they are too cowardly or crafty to use a gun. The poisoners of inner-city heroin and crack manufacturing and distribution. The criminals who actually hurt someone.

  3. Buddha, It has a warning label to discourage children, what’s the problem?

    I agree the war on drugs needs to go and now. Mexico is a mess, our prisons are full. All the money and lives wasted on such a stupid thing.

  4. Nicotine tobacco candy.

    No, that’s not aimed at children.


    Now why is it that marijuana is illegal for adults again? Come on, FDA, DOJ, Private Prisons, come on and justify those ridiculous and ineffective prohibition budgets again. Explain the ruination of lives for a victimless crime while a substance proven more dangerous is marketed as candy.

    As dollars become rarer and your futile expenditures come under closer scrutiny, get ready for legalization. Did I mention that you’d be vastly helping Mexico by undercutting the illegal profits of the drug barons that have taken over parts of the country (no matter what the Mexican President says)? And how about that new tax revenue stream! Maybe you guys can get some of that money to end cocaine and heroin trafficking! So it’s not all bad news. But this? This is just further evidence of governmental hypocrisy.

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