RE: [gardeners] Whiteflies

Terry King (
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 07:58:03 -0700

I would never use tobacco in my garden, I don't even let my good friends who
smoke touch my plants without washing their hands thoroughly!  Tobacco
spreads disease!  Most particularly Tobacco Mosaic Virus.  Ever notice that
nurseries owned by smokers who don't take precautions often have sickly
plants?  You also never know what pesticides and other chemicals have been
applied to tobacco.

In addition, would you apply cocaine to your garden?  I think not.  Nicotine
affects the same neuroconnections as cocaine and aflatoxin.  In minute doses
they stimulate the central and autonomic nervous system, in larger doses
they suppresses these functions.

Just because something is "natural" does not make it safe!

E. Wa. zone 4

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Margaret
> Lauterbach
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 7:32 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Whiteflies
> Byron, speaking of child endangerment...I don't know what kind of la-la
> land you live in, but the world has turned on its ear to protect children
> in the past 20 years or so.  Extension cords on kitchen appliances shrink
> and shrink.  "so children can't pull them off."  Pill bottles are damned
> near impossible to open, and you say a parent should be arrested
> and mailed
> for child endangerment just because the parent mixes a lethal
> batch of crap
> and fails to prevent a child from drinking it?
> Now you have convinced people on one list you know what you're talking
> about. I feel very, very sorry for those people, but obviously there was
> nothing I could do about it there.  Now you're trying to inject
> your poison
> into another list, and I'm not going to stand by and let you get
> away with
> it.
> Folks, do NOT use tobacco as an insecticide.  Byron does not know
> what he's
> talking about.  Margaret L
> >This one get's me BS. This is about a parent who left a jug of Bakers
> >tobacco juice where a child could reach it.
> >
> >That parent should have been ARRESTED and JAILED for CHILD ENDANGERMENT.
> >
> >If that was mixed properly,  the child should not have been injured.
> >Certainly thankful it was not 5% rotenone or Vapam.
> >
> >Black Flagg Nicotine Sulphate was removed from idiots many years
> ago because
> >they could not read and follow instructions.
> >
> >What is the EPA label on a package of chewing tobacco on your
> grocers shelf?
> >
> >What is the EPA label on tobacco dust?
> >
> >What is the LD 50 rating of the nicotine extracted from 1/3 oz of chewing
> >tobacco and then diluted
> >in 513 gals of water?
> >
> >At what LD 50 rating does a product become toxic enough to require an EPA
> >label?
> >
> >Byron
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> >This guy is a loose cannon, at it again.  If you follow his instructions,
> >can he restore your child's life if she or he drinks some of your tobacco
> >concoction?  No, he cannot.  Tobacco used to be sold in the U.S.
> for use as
> >a pesticide, but it was taken off the market because of it's
> >danger.  Nicotine also soaks through the skin, should you spray into the
> >wind.  Margaret L