Re: An interesting poll

Anders Sandberg (
16 Jun 1999 13:24:51 +0200

"Harvey Newstrom" <> writes:

> Be aware that transdermal patches still deliver nicotine and can affect the
> heart. If someone is supposed to quit smoking due to heart problems or high
> blood pressure, they must not use nicotine in any form. Any form of
> nicotine will constrict the blood vessels, raise the blood pressure, and
> increase the chances for stroke or heart attack.

True. I really hope the new derivatives such as ABT 418 will help with that, having less side effects outside the CNS. But I guess it will take a while before we find them in the drugstores.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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