State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) 2007 is the American Lung Association’s comprehensive annual compendium
of state tobacco control laws. It provides information
on state tobacco control laws in a number of different areas, including smokefree air, tobacco taxes, youth access laws and funding for state tobacco
prevention programs as of January 1, 2008. SLATI has been published every year since 1988 and exclusively by the American Lung Association since 1996. The report is the only resource of its kind in tobacco control today—summarizing state tobacco control laws on an annual basis. A midterm report detailing state activity on tobacco control issues in 2008 to date will be released in July.
Highlights of 2007:
Smokefree Air: Five states—Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico and Oregon—approved legislation
that will prohibit smoking in almost all public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars. These states join 16 other states1 and the District of Columbia that have already met the American Lung Association’s Smokefree Air 2010 Challenge and approved
comprehensive smokefree air laws. Laws in 17 states2 and the District of Columbia had taken full effect as of January 1, 2008. In January 2006, the American Lung Association issued its Smokefree Air 2010 Challenge, which calls on all states to pass comprehensive
smokefree laws no later than 2010.
Tennessee also became the first traditional tobacco-growing state to pass a strong law prohibiting smoking in many public places and workplaces; however, the law is not comprehensive because it contains several exemptions. New Hampshire approved legislation prohibiting smoking in restaurants and bars, but smoking is still allowed in many other public places and workplaces. Colorado and Idaho also closed loopholes in their respective state laws for casinos and bowling alleys.
- Big Tobacco Deal With Restrictions on Cigarette Packages
- FDA Stopped the Sale of Four Cigarette Brands
- The Top Tobacco Companies Increase Prices
- The Media Totally Exaggerated Study On Risk Of ‘Popcorn Lung’ From E-Cigarettes
- Over 2.5 Trillion Cigarettes Are Smoked in China Annually
- Philip Morris International Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Switzerland
- Altria Best Choice for Long-Term Investor
- Research Needs And Approaches for e-cigarette
- British American Tobacco Announces Largest Annual Revenue in 14 Years
- Tthe Effects of smoking on the Body
- Imperial Tobacco Group in Talks With U.K. for E-Cigarette License
- Chicago bans smoking, e-cigarettes at city parks
- Could e-cigarettes be banned from luggage on planes?
- Safe or not? The risk of electronic cigarettes
- Dunhill - Keeps the Essence
Tobacco InfoTobacco is an annual or bi-annual growing 1-3 meters tall with large sticky leaves that contain nicotine. Native to the Americas, tobacco has a long history of use as a shamanic inebriant and stimulant. It is extremely popular and well-known for its addictive potential.
Nicotiana rustica leaves. Nicotiana rustica leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco) leaves contain about 1 to 3%
A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth. Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra, Philippines, and the Eastern United States.
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotine tartrate it is used in some medicines. In consumption it may be in the form of cigarettes smoking, snuffing, chewing, dipping tobacco, or snus.
Cigarettes are smoking products consumed by people and made out of cut tobacco leaves. Cigars are typically composed completely of whole-leaf tobacco. A cigarette has smaller size, composed of processed leaf, and white paper wrapping. The term cigarette refers to a tobacco cigarette too but it can apply to similar devices containing other herbs, such as cannabis.
I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself.
- Barbara Kelly
I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since.
To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life-work.
There's a lot of people who, a cigarette is about the only vacation they have.
Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.
Watching the smoke dance out of a cigarette is like watching a girl dance out of her dress.
Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases.
Coffee and tobacco are complete repose.