Kitchen Science With 400 Cigarettes

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This streaming video is a variation on a theme that I've posted about before: smoking is BAD BAD BAD for you! In this video, tar is extracted from 400 cigarettes -- in the kitchen, so you too, can do this experiment [4:09]

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My science teacher did this 45 years ago in class. He said (but did not demonstrate) that if one drop of the extract was put into the mouth of a bird that that the bird would be dead before it could fly across the room.

beverly; i am glad that your science teacher did not demonstrate. however, i do know that tobacco is a very powerful insecticide, and "tobacco water" can be sprayed on plants to kill whatever ails them!