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How pure nicotine is made (educational purposes)

Discussion in 'Tobacco / Nicotine' started by philthegoat, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. philthegoat

    philthegoat Active Contributor

    The first step to make pure nicotine is to obtain the proper kind of tobacco from which to extract the nicotine. Either chewing or pipe tobacco is recommended for this purpose. Once the appropriate tobacco has been obtained, it is put into a bowl. Next, pour water into the bowl until it just barely covers the tobacco. After doing this, the next step in making pure nicotine is to simply let the bowl sit untouched overnight.

    After letting the tobacco sit out in the bowl all night, the next step when making pure nicotine is to obtain a pot and some paper towels. The paper towel is then placed over the pot and the mixture is strained through it. Care must be taken to ensure that none of the tobacco grounds end up in the pot, as this would contaminate the pure nicotine. After as much as been run through the towel and into the pot as possible, squeeze the remaining liquid in the paper towel into the pot. The remaining tobacco and paper towel are then disposed of.

    Now that all the liquid is inside of the pot, you should boil the liquid. The purity of the nicotine is dependent upon how much of the water evaporates. To make the pure nicotine as concentrated and strong as possible, boil as much water away as you can. After the water is boiled away, you have succeeded in making pure nicotine. The pot will now contain nicotine in its purest, deadliest form. This mixture will be extremely thick and will resemble molasses. Before collecting the pure nicotine, it's essential to make sure you're wearing latex gloves and safety glasses to avoid harmful contact. The pure nicotine can then be scraped out of the pot and stored in a sealed plastic container.
  2. SashaS

    SashaS Community Champion

    Interesting, you seem to know a lot about these kinds of things. I know that there are a lot of ingredients to cigarettes, but I never though that it would be such a complicated process, especially given how they are mass produced. But then again, given the amount of money those companies make, I guess they invest in technology to make it a faster and more cost effective process.
  3. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Interesting indeed, but why would someone go through all this to make pure nicotine? What can you use it for? Just curious. Your post made me curios and made me wonder why someone would go through so much trouble to get this.
  4. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Maybe the people who do this make their own cigarettes?? Just wondering. I am not sure that this post really belongs in a forum that addresses substance abuse just sayin, but it was interesing nonetheless!
  5. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I suppose if you want to make your own juice to vape this can come in very handy, or you want to make a natural pesticide for your garden. Tobacco does have it's uses.
  6. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    This is interesting, I hope no one uses this tho. Pure nicotine is the worst thing to put into your body. This is one of the down sides to smoking. Pure nicotine sounds like pure poison.