Joe, Part 3: Leather and Gasoline
He subsists on caffeine and nicotine,
Plus, pot and a lot of amphetamine;
His perpetual sneer
Makes men flee and fear
The scent of leather and gasoline.
Natural sources of the stimulant alkaloid caffeine are coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa beans, as well as around 60 other plant species. It is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world. Nicotine, another alkaloid, is commonly ingested from tobacco. Amphetamines are also stimulants, first synthesized in Germany in 1887. The drug increases the activity of various chemicals in the brain, such as norepinephrine.