Nebraska High School monthly drug testing adding Nicotine to banned substances

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  1. FarmClone

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    As a wrestler who cut a lot of weight, we always went to the locker room at lunch to chew instead of being tempted by food ( I realize how dumb this was now). No teacher that went into the locker room cared and looked the other way. None of us were of age but different times I guess. We were a rural school so that probably had a lot to do with it but I have no doubt that wouldn’t fly now. I was in school over a decade ago.
     
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    Most kids today are hooked on caffeine and sugar. Good thing they don't screen them for Red Bull, or one of the other thousand "energy drinks" that are out there. Beer is healthier than that crap.
     
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  3. jdoggivjc

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    Let's be real - that's no different than any other generation. I was in HS 25 years ago and I had to have a can of Mountain Dew before I went to bed just to sleep normally.
     
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    Well they may play ball but they will never sign that.:cool:
     
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    Was at a golf outing last year where proceeds go to buy Defibrillators (AEDs) for local schools. They had a dad speak about how his son died at school because of energy drinks. I cringe everytime I see a kid buying them.
     
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    Do they also test for incest?
     
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  8. ClonesFTW

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    If they tested for roids/pro hormones in my hometown during my HS years there would have been dozens of guys ineligible.
     
  9. Rabbuk

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    My dad's high school had a smoking lounge for students
     
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  10. mkadl

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    It is not a fad. My county of residence has this:

    AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROHIBITING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES IN PUBLIC PLACES; PROVIDING A PENALTY; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The vaping fad things have UP TO 30% more nicotine than cigarettes.
     
  11. Cyclonepride

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    If you choose to get stupid with it, yes. When you make the switch, they ask how much you typically smoke and then recommend a content level. You don't get anything from increased nicotine content except increasingly crappy taste.

    It's a great way to quit smoking by switching, and then dialing down the nicotine content.
     
  12. BillBrasky4Cy

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    Except that energy drinks are probably 5 times worse for you than a can of Mountain Dew.
     
  13. Gunnerclone

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    I can’t imagine how hard HS sucks right now. I’m hoping to send my son to Amsterdam for his HS years.
     
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    Well the nicotine in cigarettes isn’t what is giving you lung cancer so.....
     
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    What part of West Virginia did you grow up in?
     
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  16. HFCS

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    I wonder if eggplant could set off the test. A portion is only 1% of the nicotine in a cigarette and it's not like many American high school kids are even eating eggplant but it would be kind of funny like Elaine's poppy seed bagels. I know it would be my first excuse in a pinch...I had eggplant parmesan last night!
     
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    Drink coffee kids!
     
  18. BillBrasky4Cy

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    Not sure about that, I see kids using the egg plant emoji A LOT!
     
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    Chewing probably does get rid of a little bit of water weight. We'd all suck on a jolly rancher in the bus to the meet to get saliva going. I'm not sure how tobacco might affect you in that tired weakened state before you get back to fully hydrated but I've never been a tobacco user.

    My English teacher once caught a glimpse of me sketching in my notebook (always been an artist) during class and tried to have an intervention to save me, she was just being sweet. I had all these detailed drawings of pizza, a huge turkey, burgers, fries instead of taking notes on whatever we were covering...
     
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    I've told several people trying to loose weight and get in shape to switch to coffee or tea from those energy drinks or soda. They could even put two packets of sugar in and probably still reduce their sugar astronomically.

    Coffee or tea really aren't that bad for teens as long as they have something to keep busy with and aren't having it before bed. The heavy cream and syrup Starbucks sells kids with a splash of coffee is really bad for humans of any age.
     
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