This streaming video is a variation on a theme that I've posted about before: smoking is BAD BAD BAD for you! In this video, tar is extracted from 400 cigarettes -- in the kitchen, so you too, can do this experiment [4:09]
My science teacher did this 45 years ago in class. He said (but did not demonstrate) that if one drop of the extract was put into the mouth of a bird that that the bird would be dead before it could fly across the room.
Amazing. Think of the number of people who give up their health and their lives to make our roads!
beverly; i am glad that your science teacher did not demonstrate. however, i do know that tobacco is a very powerful insecticide, and "tobacco water" can be sprayed on plants to kill whatever ails them!
yep nicotine is also a good insecticide :)