Science

While smoking cigarettes has been on a decline of the past decade, nearly 38 millions Americans smoke cigarettes “everyday” or “some days”, according to the CDC.

A study conducted by the CDC showed that ~15% of all vapers had never smoked cigarettes - and a percentage of those vapers eventually graduate to smoking cigarettes.

There is a wide array of smoking cessation products on the market. Patches, gum, mints, even nicotine-infused toothpicks. While those can help you to stop putting a cigarette in your mouth, they all prolong your addiction.

Let’s say you smoke a pack a day and you decide to replace 5 of those cigarettes with KICSTICKS. At the end of the day, you’ve smoked 5 fewer cigs! You’ve just ingested 25% less nicotine - and those are some real numbers my friend.

Why is nicotine so addictive?

Simply put, when you ingest nicotine your brain releases dopamine.  The same shit your brain releases when you have an orgasm. So, how easily would you be able to give that up?  On top of that, the number of dopamine receptors in your brain increases the longer you smoke or vape.

Our goal, with each KICSTICK you chew, is that you look “cool” while methodically beating the life out of that tenacious, ongoing addiction of yours.

Glycyrrhizic Acid and Your Health

So licorice root has been around for centuries and there seems to be a wide array of medicinal benefits you can read about on the internet. I have no idea if any or all of this is true…

I do know that a KICSTICK contains glycyrrhizic acid. But I don’t know if it really protects your skin and teeth Or if it will soothe gastrointestinal problems, stomach ulcers, or heartburn. It supposedly has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, but I sure couldn’t tell you if that’s true! I just enjoy a good chew. One study found that glycyrrhizic acid can suppress the toxic bacteria H. I don’t even know what that is?

So check it out on the internet if you care.

WARNING: KICSTICKs contain glycyrrhiza glabra.  Do not use if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure or a heart condition. It’s hard to determine what if some of the potential side effects would apply from chewing a KICSTICK because we all chew on them or different amounts of time before throwing them into some nearby bushes.

It’s said; too much licorice root extract can lead to low levels of potassium in the body, which causes muscle weakness. This condition is called hypokalemia. But we are just suckling a small stick? If you’re concerned, ask your doctor!

Some studies out there say people who ingested too much licorice root in a two-week period experienced fluid retention and metabolism abnormalities. Once again, not really applicable… Consuming too much licorice can cause high blood pressure, swelling, and heartbeat irregularity. Many modern licorice-flavored products mimic the natural flavors of licorice, but some are still made with glycyrrhizic acid.  This is the real deal and 100% all-natural, so if you suffer from high blood or any kind of heart condition, please check with your doctor.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to avoid licorice in all forms. People with hypertension should also avoid licorice root.