Are cigarettes and alcohol considered to be drugs?
The active ingredient in cigarette smoke is Nicotine. It is classified as a toxin, more than as a drug. It used to be used to dust tomato plants, to keep the Aphids from eating your tomatoes. It kills ALL insects by shorting out their Central Nervous System. Yes, Alcohol is a drug. It is also a solvent. Most types of Alcohol are extremely poisonous, and can even be lethal if consumed in large quantities. The alcohol that is in booze is Ethanol, which also is a solvent. But, in small doses is LESS LETHAL than most of the other types of Alcohol. It is also THE most destructive drug on the human body. Methamphetamine comes in 2nd to Ethanol. I want to stress that even though these 2 substances are legal, they can still be lethal.
All forms of drugs are prohibited, and there are severe punishments for having them in possession. Alcohol and cigarettes are allowed for the people who are 18 years of age or over, which is by law considered as mature. Selling alcohol and cigarettes to under age people is punishable by law. But, as in other countries, teenagers manage to get around these limitations.
Teenage drug use exists because drugs exist. The easiest drugs for teenagers to get is illegal drugs. This is because if teenagers want to get alcohol or cigarettes they need to find someone to get them the alcohol or cigarettes, but illegal drugs you just need to find a dealer and they just want the money and you can get the drugs.
from their website: "Don't send alcohol. And, in most cases, don't send prescription drugs, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or handguns. Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, or liquor) are not considered hazardous but can't go in the mail. If you're reusing a box displaying their alcohol brands, all logos and labels need to be covered up."
yeah lock them up and dont let them out ever...oh an no alcohol, cigarettes, tea, coffee, any caffeine products...and the majority of medicines are also drugs...The ones to really worry about are alcohol and cigarettes as these have been proved to cause death. They are though freely available and promoted in most countries. Good luck. Me diabetic for over 40 years insulin saved my life...and that is a drug.
It isn't, alcohol IS a drug. However, alcohol is the only drug (aside from caffeine) that are considered socially acceptable. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant with significant psychoactive effects, and it is one of the oldest recreational drugs used (people were drinking beer even roughly 6,000 years ago or more)