tocacco plant Native American Tobaccoo flower, leaves, and buds

tocacco Tobacco 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.

tocacco nicotina Nicotiana tabacum

tocacco 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%

tocacco cigar 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.

tocacco 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 cheap cigarettes smoking, snuffing, chewing, dipping tobacco, or snus.


New England State Has Plenty of Tobacco-Generated Revenue

Every New England State Has Plenty of Tobacco-Generated Revenue to Fund a Tobacco Prevention Program at CDC-Recommended Levels
Looming budget shortfalls should not be an excuse for states to cut tobacco prevention programs. The evidence is clear that these programs not only reduce smoking and save lives, but save money as well by reducing tobacco-related health care costs. Now more than ever, all the New England states, which have each signed onto the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), are receiving more money that they should invest in tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
This year, in New England alone, the six states can expect to receive $664.7 million in total
MSA payments. This amount includes new, unexpected money because of a special
agreement relating to the dispute between the MSA cigarette companies and the MSA states
about Non-Participating Manufacturer (NPM) adjustment withholdings based on the MSA
companies’ 2003 market share losses to NPMs. Because the original intention of the MSA
payments was to provide funds for tobacco prevention and public health purposes, states
should, at a minimum, use these “extra” payments to keep their tobacco prevention programs at
existing levels or, better yet, to increase their tobacco prevention efforts.

Despite these enormous annual tobacco settlement revenues, New England states still fail to
fund state tobacco prevention efforts adequately – spending, on average, well under half of the
funding levels recommended by the CDC for state tobacco prevention programs.
New England states will collect $1.8 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes this
year. Just 10.5 percent of this total can fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs in
every state at levels recommended by the CDC. However, the states are spending just 2.3
percent of their tobacco revenue on tobacco prevention and cessation.
By allocating the MSA payment increases to expand their tobacco prevention efforts, the states
could largely eliminate this imbalance and begin reducing smoking-caused suffering, disease,
and death much more effectively. New state investments in tobacco prevention would also
improve each state’s economic health by improving worker productivity and sharply reducing
public and private sector smoking-caused costs.

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