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

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Tobacco Money for Tobacco Prevention

The concept is simple enough: New England states should invest the millions of dollars collected through state tobacco taxes and the tobacco settlement in comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation programs to benefit the health of New England residents and state economies. New England could achieve dramatic results and put an end to the tobacco epidemic by investing even more funding into their state programs to prevent children from starting to smoke and to help all tobacco users quit.
The following pages show the toll that tobacco use is taking on each New England state, how much states are currently spending on their tobacco prevention program, and how much each state could benefit from fully funding its state tobacco prevention program at the levels recommended by the CDC.
Tobacco’s Toll in New England
Number of adults who smoke 1,870,700
Number of high school students who smoke 146,800
Deaths caused by smoking each year 20,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $7.0 billion
Directing more funding to expand states’ efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco use would dramatically improve the health of New England’s residents. Significant health and economic benefits would begin almost immediately and would quickly grow every year the program is in
place.
By increasing funding for tobacco prevention programs to the levels recommended by the CDC, the six New England states can expect to see the following benefits just from youth who stop using tobacco or never start.
Fewer state kids growing up to become addicted adult smokers 149,000
Fewer kids growing up to die prematurely from smoking 47,550
Reduced future healthcare expenditures $2.6 billion
- State Medicaid program’s share of healthcare cost savings $504.8 million
These estimates are conservative, however, because additional funding for the state’s tobacco
control program would have an impact on the use of other tobacco products besides cigarettes,
such as smokeless tobacco and cigars.
In addition, expanded investments in adequately funded, well-run statewide tobacco-prevention
programs in New England states would reduce adult smoking, thereby producing large public
health and economic benefits, among others. These adult smoking reductions would continue
to grow each year a fully funded program was in place.

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