Effect of naturally occurring MAOIs on nicotine addiction
While I doubt nobody here is going to claim that any form of nicotine ingestion is healthy, the way how this article talks about the addiction potential of nicotine itself is not only obviously biased, but outright anti-scientific. There has been pretty much a consensus in scientific community that while nicotine itself is addictive to some degree, it's other alkaloids in tobacco plant (at least harmala and beta-carboline alkaloids) which act as MAOIs, that make tobacco (including snus etc.) so addictive as it is.
This misinformation is especially harmful in the section about e-cigarettes. While I stress that it's obviously preferable to not inhale anything (aside from air, duh) at all, pharmaceutical grade nicotine has been time after time shown to be way less addictive than you people here claim. I'm not going to correct this article myself, first off because I'm not technically part of the community, and secondly because it would pretty much require a complete rewriting of your arrogant bullshit. Sorry about my aggressive tone, but for a site claiming to be all about rationality, I'm amazed by your inability to do any research before spreading your biased views.
Here is a good starting point, with links to peer-reviewed sources. Also some basic reading on the other alkaloids I mentioned before should be bare minimum to be able to write on the subject with such expertise you ignorantly claim.
- This is an Old Ass comment but just popping in to say I agree, especially since we’ve been recently seeing the “vaping deaths” story (which, in fairness, does some to be more related to additives in illicit THC carts than in regular vapes, at least from what I’ve seen). Also I’ve seen a couple conspiracy theories that the vaping deaths were deliberately caused by the government/big tobacco/Juul/whoever else for various reasons (government tax money, cigarette profits, to eliminate competition respectively) though idk if those are widespread or if I just have a tendency to hang out particularly with paranoid vapers 💞 ASELAཊལྐ 💞 08:34, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
- I have an old-ass draft I did here, but never filled out the cites for - David Gerard (talk) 12:15, 7 December 2019 (UTC)