I love reading reviews of the various Gawith ropes and plugs for the hilarious accounts of how strong the nicotine is. I've never tried any of them myself, though it's inevitable that I will. In fact, knowing myself, I wouldn't be surprised if I accept the long-standing dare to bite off a chunk. My question is what in the world do they do to that stuff to make it so strong? Curing shouldn't increase the nicotine level, should it? Are they boiling cheap tobacco and then soaking the rope in the juices or something? Interested to hear your thoughts.