If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted about the long outage and eventual return of Trouble, I have. It’s here.

This is not about that.Nicorette

The Nicorette: An Australian brand of niccotine chewing gum, inhalers and patches designed to help wean smokers off cigarettes.

LicoretteThe Licorette: An Australian brand of licorice-and-menthol-flavoured sugar-free chewy lollies designed to wean eaters off food.

The similarities are more than skin-deep: Both simulate the real thing rather inadequately. Both run the risk of themselves becoming addictive. Both have their own side-effectes, distinct and separate from the side-effects of the things they seek to save you from. Too many of either will make you sick.

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