Coffee and Nicotine in California

I once wrote a speech in my “Ancient Rhetoric” class in College on pipe smoking. In it I compared Nicotine to Caffeine. I have often referred to the effects of nicotine’s addictiveness and poisonousness to caffeine. If you drank a pure ounce of Nicotine or Caffeine you would probably die! (I will post the speech next week for those interested.)

In Europe, Cigarette packs have “SMOKING KILLS” all over it. In the U.S. we have a milder warning label system, but still very negative. Cigarettes vs. Pipe Tobacco is its own debate. However, Pipe Tobacco has a simple label in California that says:

“This Product Contains/Produces Chemicals Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer, And Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm.”

I have been to a few hotels in California with a swimming pool that had a similar warning. After Starbucks banned its patios for tobacco use, I have not frequented there often. But, today I forgot my coffee at home and saw this:


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Thank you California!!!

Cheers, John