smitty777 writes: According to this article from the European Journal of Public Health, the tobacco companies have been implicated in adding a number of drugs to tobacco products to enhance their weigh reducing properties. Discovery News did a good job of explaining the neurological process for appetite suppression, which involves activating pro-opiomelanocortin cells in the hypothalamus. Link to Original Source
"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?"
-- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)