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.

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Tobacco-regulation bill introduced in Senate

Sen. Edward Kennedy has introduced legislation similar to a bill already passed by the House that gives the federal government the power to regulate tobacco products.

Kennedy, D-Mass., offered his measure Tuesday night without the fanfare of a press conference that accompanied the introduction of similar bills in previous years. Kennedy has been battling brain cancer.

Kennedy’s bill sets the stage for Senate action on tobacco legislation this month or in June. The measure is expected to pass with bipartisan support.

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Kennedy has scheduled a panel hearing for next Tuesday to consider his bill.

The House last month overwhelmingly passed a bill, sponsored by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., giving the federal Food and Drug Administration authority over how tobacco products are made, advertised and sold.

President Barack Obama supports FDA regulation of tobacco.

If there are any differences between the Waxman and Kennedy bills, they would be worked out in a House-Senate conference committee.

John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society Action Network, said in a statement today that with Kennedy’s bill, “the nation is one step closer to ending Big Tobacco’s unfettered access to children in America.”

“We call on the Senate to pass the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as soon as possible and send it to the president’s desk for his signature,” Seffrin said.

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