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6 4 94Chicago Tribune, June 4, 1894. Political battles over tobacco additives have a longer and weirder history than you might guess.
bad cigsIbid., May 29, 1894. Glycerine and sugar were used as flavorings. Opium and morphine you know about already. Belladonna is a highly poisonous plant rich in tropane alkaloids–powerful hallucinogens that can fuck you up big time. Jimson weed is a subspecies of belladonna. I love it that local tobacco interests already had a lobbyist on the case.

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