Tuesday, July 21, 2009

180 Cigarettes in 25 minutes

A boy of 14 collapsed after chewing 45 sticks of nicotine gum - equivalent to 180 Marlboro Light cigarettes - in just 25 minutes.
Aiden Williams overdosed on the Nicorette gum, designed to help smokers quit the habit, after it was handed out by counsellors at his school.
The teenager's mother yesterday hit out at the school, which allows children as young as 12 to be given up to a week’s supply - 105 pieces – without parental consent.
Each stick of Nicorette gum contained 2mg of nicotine - the equivalent of four Marlboro Light cigarettes, which each have 0.5mg.

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