Stephanie wrote:That reminds me...where is the nicotine in Ecigs or any other NRT derived from , or is it synthetic
Tobacco plants grown in the United States, China, Brazil, India, Argentina, Indonesia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Many of these countries use cheap child labor to sustain their farms, exposing these children to “green tobacco sickness,” a form of nicotine poisoning. This is caused by the handling of wet tobacco leaves. As the nicotine absorbs through the skin it causes the farmers to be poisoned at a rate equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes. A person suffering from green tobacco sickness can suffer dizziness, vomiting and nausea and in children it can permanently alter brain function.
Many countries are processing tobacco to get nicotine in its refined form for use in pharmaceutical products and the new e-cigarettes. The workers who process the nicotine must wear chemical barrier safety equipment because refined nicotine is a deadly poison able to kill an adult if enough of the toxin contacts the skin. For this and other reasons countries like the United States are looking into stricter controls of products that contain refined nicotine, such as e-cigarette cartridges.
The process is something like this
Water alone will do the job. Just at tobacco to hot water, HEAT it to boiling, strain off solids, and then filter the stuff stuff.
And don't eat it. Remember it is poison.