Just ask Nikki Taylor's sister....(although they've now decided to call that an asthma attack)
Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond uses Benzedrine in several novels. In Fleming's novel Live and Let Die, Bond receives Benzedrine tablets amongst other materials intended to aid him in a mission. Bond takes a tablet and later credits its effect with preventing him from fainting after severe injury. Bond also mixes Benzedrine into his champagne glass in order to be more alert for a game of bridge in the novel Moonraker. In the novel The Spy Who Loved Me Bond takes two tablets along with his coffee in order to stay awake all night. Benzedrine is also the drug of choice of Bond's nemesis Le Chiffre in Fleming's first novel, Casino Royale, albeit administered via an inhaler.*puffs on inhaler* Hey man! You wanna try this stuff, bro??
And if you like the talk about Benzedrine in Bond books...ever read the discussion about cocaine in Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man"? A character is asking Nick Charles about trying cocaine like their discussing a new diet plan.
Cole Porter should right a song about that, oh wait, he did.
My story is much too sad to be told,
but practically everything
leaves me totally cold.
The only exception i know is the case,
when i'm out on a quiet spree,
fighting vainly the old enui
and i suddenly turn and see,
your fabulous face.
I get no kick from Champagne
Mere alchohol doesn't thrill me at all
so tell me why should it be true
that i get a kick
out of you
Some get a kick from cocaine
i'm sure that if i took even one sniff
that would bore me terrificly too
yet i get a kick out of you
i get a kick every time i see you standing there before me
i get a kick though its clear to me you obviously don't
I get no kick in a plane
Flying too high
with some guy in the sky is my idea of nothing to do
Yet i get a kick
Out of you