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Stephen Colbert disapproves of Ebola drug ZMapp because it won't get you high

Colbert only takes drugs for their side effects.


Joanna Rothkopf
October 8, 2014 5:24PM (UTC)

On Tuesday evening's edition of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert addressed ZMapp, a new experimental drug being used to treat Ebola. A weird thing: it will potentially be made from tobacco plants.

"Wouldn't it be wonderful if tobacco could cure Ebola, like it once cured uncoolness?" Colbert mused.

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One problem with ZMapp, in Colbert's mind at least, is the method of production: "The plants are chopped up finely, and the proteins are extracted through both physical and chemical filtration. So none of these medicines will give you a nicotine buzz."

That's a shame, because Colbert actually takes medicines exclusively for their side effects. Watch the (second) clip below for a bit about Colbert taking Abilify that made us laugh out loud.


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