Smoking and Intoxication: From Control to the Buzz
Nicotine is often characterised as non-intoxicating, at least if intoxication is understood in terms of the disinhibition and impaired control associated with being drunk. However, a broader understanding of intoxication incorporates more subtle and transient changes in consciousness. This chapter examines nicotine consumption via this inclusive category of intoxication, highlighting its capacity to enable self-control, produce spiritual experience and moments of pleasure. The versatility of...[Show more]
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