University of Chile

School children look at the mummy of a seven-year old Inca child, which was found along with two other frozen mummieson the top of the Llullaillaco volcano in the Argentine Andes near the border with Chile. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers Discover Nicotine Dependence In Mummies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta warn Americans on their official website against the addictive nature of tobacco and nicotine use. It’s a lesson ancient civilizations learned the hard way, according to recently discovered scientific evidence obtained from Chilean mummies.