Death by nicotine patch - how?
August 17, 2007 7:33 AM Subscribe
In the movie "Thank You For Smoking", there is a scene of kidnapping and attempted murder by nicotine patch. Could this really happen, and if so, has it actually been used as "murder weapon" before?
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The only info I was able to find regarding this method was an interview on Screentalk
where the author of the book that the movie was based on mentions it would only take four to kill a person.
So my questions are:
1. Does that "four" number sound correct? It seems so low.
2. Would it kill the person more quickly to have dozens of patches applied, like in the movie? How quickly?
3. Has this ever been used as a "murder weapon" before?
Yes, my fiance and I get into weird discussions. Thought we'd query the hive mind to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge. ;) Thanks in advance!