I'd just as soon get back to purse snatchers and pot smokers and leave the big boys to you.
The Shen-si opium is much valued by smokers and ranked next to the Shan-si drug, which was second only to that produced in Kan-suh.
To the great majority of smokers who use it moderately it appears to act as a stimulant, and to enable them to undergo great fatigue and to go for a considerable time with little or no food.
Among the western Baluba, or Bashilange, a remarkable politico-religious revolution took place at a comparatively recent date, initiated by a secret society termed Bena Riamba or " Sons of Hemp," and resulted in the subordination of the old fetishism to a cult of hemp, in accordance with which all hemp-smokers consider themselves brothers, and the duty of mutual hospitality, &c., is acknowledged.
So they repackaged the drug under the name Zyban, and it is now prescribed to smokers wanting to shake the habit.
Smokers have been both shamed and shunned, and their chief remaining right is the right to pay taxes of more than 100 percent on their cigarettes.