The 'No Smoking' signs in public places may soon become redundant. Tobacco companies in Britain are all set to launch mint candies containing nicotine in the market. Each candy will contain 1 mg of nicotine, the same as in one cigarette. The nicotine candy called cigarette, made mostly of crushed tobacco, would be sold in packets with the cost of each pack being the same as a packet of cigarettes. The advertising of the gum is being done aggressively to promote its image of being a socially appropriate form of 'smokeless' smoking. Though the cigarette's are meant to be sold in child resistant packages, they are being seen by experts as having the potential to attract children more than cigarettes do. Experts also believe that they could be more harmful since while smoking a person inhales nicotine by and by, whereas all the nicotine in the candy will be available to him at one go. Nicotine is an addictive substance that is present in cigarettes and in the long run causes diseases such as cancers of the lungs, mouth, throat and contributes to CHD and chronic lung disease. Smokers become addicted to nicotine with regular smoking and may show withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to shun the habit. Smoking and consumption of tobacco are two of the main causes of deaths all over the world. At a time when nicotine patches and other substances are endeavoring to reduce the incidence of consumption of addictive substances, such cigarette's may not stand in very good stead with anti-nicotine campaigners.