Yeah, that's true. The amounts differ a lot. I wonder if using crack could effect the way other drugs are absorbed when you smoke them, since cocaine is a vasoconstrictor.Need to reply to VOXide's and B25Bulas's last two posts:
Actually I do hack up a little black stuff after a crack session but by the next morning lungs ect feel fine. I think the reason it is not so bad compared to cigarettes is because when smoking I may smoke 10-12 hits in session once every week or two compared to people who may be smoking 40 cigarettes a day every day. A big difference.
And for B25Bulas, I disagree. . . I smoke rock 2 or 3 times a month and yes, when smoking that is all I do but so far I kept up a normal productive life and it is not a career. Yeah, I don't do anything productive when smoking rock (like I can when smoking meth) but it's only a few times a month.
Ehhh...not really.Same could be said of cig addicts. I wonder if nicotine was illegal and equally expensive as crack, how many people would still be everyday smokers.
With a cigarette, you can easily get work done. When the cig is finished, you go back to whatever you're doing and that's it. You can smoke while doing your homework, working, etc. Sure, about 2 minutes get wasted every half hour or so, but compare that to pipe hits. It's nowhere close. Lets not forget, you aren't high out of your skull after a Newport.
When you're in a crack session, you can't even put the pipe down for long enough to cook your kids' breakfast. I can say this with utter confidence, and I've never even used crack before. This is of course, while IN session. Not the morning after a binge. Crack, even snorted cocaine, is a fucking horrible drug to use for working class people. More time is spent re-dosing rather than getting business finished. Meth definitely takes the cake in more cost effective and a more productive high.
"Equally expensive as crack" is a very vague statement. Almost too vague to even think about, to be honest. I'm assuming you mean, 1 cigarette would be equal to 1 "hit" of crack. Using my limited knowledge, I know you can get about 3 hits from $10, (correct me if I'm wrong). That would equal out to ~3 bucks for a toot which means $3 for one cigarette. Or maybe, you meant about the weight of nicotine compared to the weight of crack. A decent dose of nicotine is 1mg. A decent dose of crack (No such thing as a decent dose with crack, but you get my point) is about 100mg. Since that costs around $10, you'd have to find how much 1 cig costs. 5/pack/20 = 25 cents a dose. That's quite a raise we're looking at here. Sadly, I think people would still find a way to get their nicotine at a store. Adding the fact that nicotine is illegal however, would change things a lot. Illegal drugs = dealers = violence. A lot of people would quit, but there would definitely still be smokers. I doubt anyone would start smoking, since you'd have to be fucking retarded to pay that much money for a shitty buzz, but people who already were heavily addicted would still want their nicotine, no doubt.