Vice Squad
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Devil's Tobacco?

Isn't that just tobacco? As it turns out, no: devil's tobacco is the common name for Lobelia tupa, a pretty perennial plant native to Chile. Apparently devil's tobacco, when smoked, acts as a type of hallucinogen. And therefore, of course, smoking Lobelia tupa has become something of a fad among some Chilean college students.

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