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(CNN)   FDA stops nicotine lollipops, lip balm sales. Nicotine Lollipops?   ( divider line
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3555 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2002 at 5:23 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-11 05:25:21 AM  
It's a lie!
2002-04-11 05:26:21 AM  
Old news.

And there goes my plan to quit smoking. Damn you FDA, always in Brown and Williamson's pocket!
2002-04-11 05:28:19 AM  
I'm in flavour country.
2002-04-11 05:29:19 AM  
2002-04-11 05:29:21 AM  
Nicotine is one of the most benign substances known to man. What a lotta fuss about nothin.
2002-04-11 05:35:48 AM  
enough of these nicotine bullshiat! this is like the 6th post about it in 3 days! hiiisssss
2002-04-11 05:43:21 AM  
Nicotine may not be too bad for you, but the sugar in those lollies'll rot your teeth pretty quick.

Hmm... I wonder if Nicotine gum's any good...?
2002-04-11 06:05:52 AM  
didnt they post something about nicotine lollipops before?
2002-04-11 06:05:59 AM  
Lindseyp "Hmm... I wonder if Nicotine gum's any good...?"

Take an old dirty sock out of the bottom of the hamper. Yeah that one that looks like it's standing at attention. Good, now chew on it. How's it taste? Yeah, that's about what Nicotine gum tastes like in my experience. One would almost rather die of cancer than chew it.

Anyway about the lollipops. Why ban Nicotine lollipops if your not going to ban cigarettes & chew tobacco. If a kid wants to use tobacco he or she will be able to get it. The delivery vehicle of the nocotine is irrelevant.
2002-04-11 06:20:59 AM  
i handed such lollipops out for halloween.

what me worry?

i got it
i have it
2002-04-11 06:31:43 AM  
I did the whole nicotine gum thing to quit, but it hurt my teeth: the hard stale gum is annoying as hell. I would have much preferred the lollipop method: it would at least been a more of pacifier for me, do deal with that damn smokers oral fixation.

Yet again another product taken away from EVERYONE all in the name of children. Why don't they just ban everything that children shouldn't be allowed to have, that way people don't ever have to be responsible or use common sense again.
2002-04-11 06:33:19 AM  
I wonder how long it takes for them to come up with a lollipop that tastes like phlegm(sp?). That would get me to stop smoking.
2002-04-11 06:34:00 AM  
FDA should ban everything that can lead to death. Coffee should be banned. Candy bars should be banned. Red meat should be banned. Fastfood should be banned.

The FDA looks out for our best interests, and it doesn't have any other reason behind their regulations.
2002-04-11 06:34:12 AM  
Meh. Didn't see that coming.
2002-04-11 06:55:21 AM  
Rubble, should they also help us cross the street in case we get run over? Should we ban paper clips and rubber bands due to the fact that these cause thousands of injuries each year? Life is all about choosing what you want to do and taking your own risks. Nobody is gonna tell me I can't smoke, eat red meat or drink alcohol and coffee. Now what did I do with my lollipop?
2002-04-11 07:00:31 AM  
My mind is so in the gutter right now.
2002-04-11 07:09:37 AM  
This reminds me of the farked up ketchup.
I wonder if Heinz might try to market nicotine ketchup next to the kids?
2002-04-11 07:10:09 AM  
You realize that because of this a huge black market in nicotine lollies will spring up overnight.
2002-04-11 07:11:35 AM  
Whats with the question mark, the nocotine lolipops were on fark before!
2002-04-11 07:14:14 AM  
Yo, az lawng az I can stillz git my rock on. Sheeeeeeiiiitttt.

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2002-04-11 07:16:06 AM  
fb- is on crack eh? Who'd have thunk it.
2002-04-11 07:26:45 AM  
I find that cigarettes are a good source of nicotine.
2002-04-11 07:44:33 AM  
mmmmmm.. nicco-katsup goes perfect with my percodan-burger
2002-04-11 07:51:01 AM  
I wish they sold THC lollipops.
2002-04-11 07:54:00 AM  
I would buy LSD lollipops.
2002-04-11 08:00:01 AM  
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Can I still get candy cigarettes?
2002-04-11 08:00:40 AM  
You can pick mushrooms, but you gotta be reeeeeaal careful.
The 'death rattle' is supposed to be a biatchin' trip. but I ain't never tried it myself.
2002-04-11 08:01:32 AM  
I would be willing to watch you try it...
2002-04-11 08:03:05 AM  
What will it take to finally cause a revolt? Are people ever going to get tired of the government constantly shaking their finger at us?

I work in the medical software field. Believe me we spend far more time doing paperwork for the FDA than we do fixing bugs.
2002-04-11 08:04:49 AM  
We have those. They used to be called fags, now they are fads.. I prefer the cigar ones though.. they are loads bigger...
2002-04-11 08:14:41 AM  
Bumjube: I found a really big tim tam that I think you would be interested in.
2002-04-11 08:18:57 AM  
Izzat right? And where would I find it? Hmmmm?
2002-04-11 08:32:18 AM  
FDA banned kinder eggs in the US in the 1990s....although they have been very popular with Europeon kids (and former military brats like myself) for decades now.

They were banned for having toys in the hollow chocolate shell (choking hazard). Its not like people didnt know it was there, it was the reason why people bought them in the first place. Now if I want them, I gotta buy them on the internet from Canada. Thanks, FDA!
2002-04-11 08:35:43 AM  
Sheesh. It's amazing how much the government is doing to protect people from themselves. The problem is that legislation and regulation under the assumption that people are too irresponsible to decide for themselves leads to that result. If you keep pushing the idea that fire is bad without exception, you're giving business to furnace repairmen because they won't even be able to light a pilot light. The wussification of America continues. Does anyone know where I can find quotes from "Demolition Man"? There are some good ones from Sandra Bullock's character which would be appropriate right about now.
2002-04-11 08:42:30 AM  
"Looks like you met his meat. You really licked his ass."

No, thats probably not a good quote..
2002-04-11 08:46:22 AM  
I'm probably showing my age here, but does anyone remember candy cigarettes? There were two specific types I remember, one that was a chalky white candy with the end dipped in a red dye, and the other was a cigarette-shaped piece of gum. It was wrapped in a thin white paper, the inside of which was coated with confectioner's sugar. If you blew into it just right, the powdered sugar would puff out just like smoke. The packaging looked just like (to my young eyes at least) a pack of Pall Mall's. I loved them, even though the gum quality was pretty poor.

If I had known about the lollipops before the site was pulled down, I definitely would have been a customer. I've been trying to get this monkey off my back for years, and I agree that the oral gratification (...snicker...) would have been much more effective with a lollipop than with Nicorette gum.
2002-04-11 08:49:34 AM  
I predict that when I am as old as the hills there will be revolutionary designs. Of toothbrushes. I will see these advertised on tv with my failing vision. I will not have a star on my belly, and will finally be alright with that. Don't cry, children. It's a nice story, really.
2002-04-11 08:50:02 AM  
they do sell THC lollipops (not much THC tho think its more for the taste) iv had em and boy is they good. I think you can even order them online tho they only places iv seen em is at our local head shop and at hempfest in seattl. for those wondering
2002-04-11 08:55:28 AM  
Wont somebody please think of the childrem?!!
2002-04-11 08:57:01 AM  
Fact nicoteen is bad for you

Facts shmacts, fact can be used to prove anything even remotly true
2002-04-11 09:00:32 AM  
This is strangely relative, day 2 on my quest to stop smoking, so far it's easy, someone said "talk to me at day 21". we'll see. Call me Patches.
2002-04-11 09:03:09 AM  
Congrats danger willrobinson!!! I had a hard time after hour 2 lol let alone day 2. made it a week once. i think to quit i just may need a padded room and a thorizine drip
2002-04-11 09:04:25 AM  
extra 25 bucks a week, hmm, maybe i could buy myself a star for me belly. But nay, to no avail, a star must be earned, not boughten
2002-04-11 09:07:13 AM  
It's easy, just substitute some other weed for the tobac,any weed will do.
2002-04-11 09:09:20 AM  
ah nicotine
is there anything it can't do?
2002-04-11 09:10:29 AM  
it can't spend my money after it kills me.
2002-04-11 09:11:48 AM  
All the more reason for me to vote Libertarian. At least they won't try to make my life much less interesting in unnecessary attempts to defend it.
2002-04-11 09:12:08 AM  
And since we were talking about drugs easily available on the internet...
One of my hobbies is Bonsai culturing, and I've been looking around for spores of decorative woodland mushrooms lately for some of my trees. Haven't found what I'm looking for, but I have run across literally hundreds of sites that sell kits for growing "magic" mushrooms. Strangely, their sales pitches (Buy our fantastic psychedelic mushroom growing kit--guaranteed to rock your world!) are all followed by the same disclaimer: For spore research purposes only, not to be grown.

If I was ten years younger, I'd buy a kit for research purposes.
2002-04-11 09:12:13 AM  
Who loves you baby?

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2002-04-11 09:12:33 AM  
thats for my dirtball friends, gonna move in and take all my stuff.
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