Homemark, a company that has previously sold a number of products declared as scams in the USA by the Federal Trade Commission, has launched a new product called Nicogel [no longer listed] onto the South African market. This product claims to be a gel made from natural extract from the stems of Nicotiana spp (Niteshade family of which tobacco is a member). The company claims that by rubbing the gel into your hands, it replaces smoking a cigarette. The product is NOT aimed at helping you stop smoking. The product claims to be “Doctor Recommended”. What a load of bull.
What is the evidence in support of these claims?
Nothing of course!
The product claims to be a concentrate of tobacco and that sufficient amount will be absorbed through the skin of the hands to replace the craving of a normal cigarette. Considering that very few products can physiologically be … Read the rest