Warning: Nicorette, Nicoderm, Commit, and other alternative nicotine products may be hazardous to your health
A teenager was hospitalised after overdosing on nicotine gum given out at school.Published: 7:30PM BST 20 Jul 2009 Telegraph U.K.
Mother Caroline Williams, 36, has called for the smoking aid to be banned after discovering children as young as 12 can be given up to 105 pieces of gum per week without their parent's knowledge.
"I couldn't believe that this gum can be give out like this without parents knowing," she said, "It is then being passed around the playground
"The doctors said that he could have died and he had to be kept in for 24 hours for observation......"The irony is that smoking ban activists are heavily funded by pharmaceutical interests which manufacture and sell the alternative nicotine products aforementioned. Chief among the smoking ban promoters is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) who is partner to Johnson & Johnson company, maker of Nicoderm & Nicoderm CQ and now owner of Nicotrol, Nicorette, Commit since J & J acquired Pfizer Consumer Health.
Meanwhile, smoking bans are responsible for massive business closings and job losses around the globe.