Re: An interesting poll

Anders Sandberg (
15 Jun 1999 19:32:24 +0200

"Scott Badger" <> writes:

> > What percentage of extropians, being fully aware of the lifspan-
> > truncating effects of tobacco use, nevertheless contine to use it,
> > and why?
> The most interesting thing about this poll so far is that only smokers have
> responded. I will break the pattern. Quit a pack and 1/2/day habit 7-8
> years ago.

I have never smoked. But growing up with smoking parents and reading up on the neurochemistry of nicotine has given me a rather tolerant attitude. As I see it, smoking is just a very stupid way of getting a nootropic effect from the nicotine; transdermal patches seem to be the best way of doing it.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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