God forgive me but I’m going to give Alex a real honest compliment. He at least has good taste in cigarettes. THOUGH, American Spirits are notoriously more expensive than any other brand (sans your Nat Sherman’s or Djarums) because they burn slower and have no additives in them.Looking for support on Twitter, Alex receives none.
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That my fellow kiwis is Spironolactone
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Googling this you may ask yourself how this pill is relevant to Alex's numerous problems. The drug is:
However it is also used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body. Aldosterone is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body.
- a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.
- used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension), or hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood).
- also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome
Aldosterone.... Testosterone.... They rhyme so I think you get where I'm going.
So instead of buying a cheap brand, he goes for the most expensive. Now Texas is the middle of the road for cig prices. Average price is just under $6. But American spirits are most certainly over $7, possibly closer to $8 there. This could mean nothing since we don’t know how much he smokes a day. Just food for thought really.