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Old 06-26-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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3 year old cigarettes does the nicotine expire??

I know this is an odd question but I have been cutting down on my smoking trying to quit. I have been smoking 3 year old cigarettes and I was wondering does the nicotine expire?? Does it lose its effectiveness like nicotine gum etc... Just wondering if anyone knows the answer. It would be grand if I have been smoking nicotine free cigs for weeks without knowing it.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 06:10 AM   #2
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Re: 3 year old cigarettes does the nicotine expire??

You have successfully "stumped the dummy"!! I haven't a clue on that question. I couldn't imagine smoking a 3 year old cig. I did however smoke a cig one time that had a pin hole in it and i got curious and broke it open at the pin hole to find a worm in the tobacco!! It was gross! I am surprised that I did not quit then. I guess thats why they call it an addiction. Sorry no help here.

 
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: 3 year old cigarettes does the nicotine expire??

I am clueless on this one since cigs have no expiration date.Evidently they must still be good if they ain't a bothering you to smoke them.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: 3 year old cigarettes does the nicotine expire??

I know the tobacco dries out and burns faster, but I am sorry I don't think you are lucky enough to have discovered "nicotine free" cigs. Although, maybe you should look into that further, you may make a bundle if you're right.

Good luck on your quit, I am rooting for you!

 
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Re: 3 year old cigarettes does the nicotine expire??

Hmm...stumped me, too.

This past weekend, I was cleaning out the garage, and DH & I found a really old ashtray that had both ashes and bits of old, unsmoked tobacco. I decided to take a good whiff just to reinforce how nasty the habit was and particularly how it smelled.

Well, I brought the ashtray up close and, lo and behold, it was moving. Little itty-bitty bugs were all through it!!! Not ants. These things were about the size of the tip of a pen and mainly in the unsmoked bits of tobacco.

I'd be wary of smoking old cigs if I were you.

Good for you for cutting back. Replace those stale smokes with a coffee straw or piece of gum

 
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