Well, you're wrong. Just because YOU limit what the word "drug" means (and probably so you don't have to consider yourself a drug addict) doesn't mean that cigarettes and alcohol are not drugs and both most definitely are.<quoted text>
Good memory, Hukt. You're spot on.
I don't consider cigarettes or alcohol "drugs" because "drugs" implies either illegal narcotics or prescription medications.
I also don't consider Tylenol a "drug", even though it can be classified as one.
And yes- OTC drugs are also DRUGS. That is why they are CALLED "drugs".
"A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food."
1    [druhg] Show IPA noun, verb, drugged, drug∑ging.
Pharmacology . a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.
(in federal law)
any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.
any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals.
any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.
any substance intended for use as a component of such a drug, but not a device or a part of a device.
a habit-forming medicinal or illicit substance, especially a narcotic.
chemical substances prepared and sold as pharmaceutical items, either by prescription or ******over the counter*******.
personal hygienic items sold in a drugstore, as toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.
Obsolete . any ingredient used in chemistry, pharmacy, dyeing, or the like.
Not sure who has stooped to a new low here- me for providing the definition of drugs for you or you for not knowing what drugs are!