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07/21/2009 12:26 PM ID: 79754 Permalink   

Overdose: Teen Ingests 105 Pieces of Nicotine Gum, Equivalent to 180 Marlboro Light Cigarettes, in 25 Minutes

 

England: 14-year-old Aiden Williams has been taken to hospital after he chewed 105 pieces of nicotine gum in less than half an hour. To get that dose of nicotine by smoking you would have to have 180 Marlboro Light cigarettes.

Williams got the gum off another student who had been given it by a drug counselor to treat a smoking addiction. His mother lashed out at the school for not seeking parental consent before distributing the gum.

"The doctors said that he could have died... I know what my son did was stupid, but if anything it proves that these kids can't be given responsibility for taking medication that could do serious harm," said his mother Caroline.

 
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  @Ms Williams  
 
No, sorry. The fact that your son appears to have all the intelligence found in an average turnip does not prevent the school from helping other students quit smoking.

I bet the cleaners loved the fact that medicated gum was being given out in very large packs.
 
  by: ixuzus     07/21/2009 12:30 PM     
  @Source  
 
Talk about sensationalism! 180 Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes!!

So 90 marley reds?
 
  by: dook   07/21/2009 01:37 PM     
  @Ms Williams  
 
Perhaps you should spend less time complaining and more time educating your children to not be imbeciles.
 
  by: ofwolfandman   07/21/2009 01:51 PM     
  Well  
 
4 1/2 packs of Marlboro Reds or 18 packs of Marlboro Lights. Either way that is a hell of a lot of nicotine. You can not tell me the gum tasted that good to chew. Last time I tried Nicorette I wanted to puke with just one of them.

 
  by: TaraB     07/21/2009 01:55 PM     
  @Tara  
 
Nahhh I put 10 packs in with my cornflakes ;)
 
  by: dook   07/21/2009 02:14 PM     
  dook  
 
You are the man lol
 
  by: TaraB     07/21/2009 02:20 PM     
  @dook  
 
Geez, how do you afford that nowadays?
 
  by: DoubleTake   07/21/2009 03:34 PM     
  Damn  
 
he almost win the darwin award
 
  by: demonh8   07/21/2009 06:14 PM     
  Maybe  
 
He should take up smoking to cure himself of his gum addiction.
 
  by: Moral_Hazard   07/21/2009 07:34 PM     
  How..  
 
could anyone take one of those chews into their mouths is beyond me, one of those things almost ripped my tongue out it was vile.
 
  by: captainJane     07/21/2009 11:30 PM     
  lol  
 
Even though I have to laugh at the comparison to light cigarettes, I think the mother's reaction is far more hilarious. Is she aware that if her son drank too much water, he'd die? Holy crap! Schools shouldn't ever, under any circumstances, allow H20 on a school premises, will somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN.

(I'm reminded of the Penn & Teller episode where they brought a petition around for people to sign. It stated the under-signed wanted to ban dihydrogen monoxide - a chemical that is found in rivers, lakes, baby food, drinks etc. that causes sweating, excess urination and more... and everybody they asked, signed. Dihydrogen = 2 hydrogen.... Monoxide = 1 Oxygen == H20 == WATER! I bet this kids mother would be outraged to find that dihydrogen monoxide was available to students!)
 
  by: Dela     07/24/2009 10:13 PM     
  could be worse  
 
Could have been chewing gum, walking, and texting at the same time...

/em falls into manhole
 
  by: unfrgvnhate   08/03/2009 06:54 AM     
 
 
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