I am quite happy that my vices do not include tobacco. I am especially happy today given this news about a German idea for a new way to quit smoking which otherwise might claim me:
Nautilus GmbH Laboratoriumsbedarf announced today the recent European launch of NicoShot, the world's first smoking-cessation beer containing a shot of natural nicotine, about what you would get in a couple of regular filtered cigarettes. NicoShot is brewed to the German Purity Law of 1516 and contains 3 milligrams of naturally derived nicotine alkaloids, 63 calories and 4.5 carbohydrates, with 6.3% alcohol by volume per 250 ml shot can. The cutting-edge nicotine beer is fire brewed separately and a standardized herbal extract of natural tobacco leaf (Nicotiana tabacum L.) of the Solanaceae nightshade family is added at the end of the natural brewing process.There might be no surprise that I find this claim to reliance on that old chestnut of a law from 1516 is weaker than most.