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.

tocacco 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.
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Schumer proposal would limit smoke ads

In the light of new evidence suggesting tobacco companies are targeting youth — hooking 9,300 teenage tobacco users in the Southern Tier — federal lawmakers are pushing more legislation to discourage tobacco marketing.

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y, said last week he is supporting an effort by Sen. Edward Kennedy to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, overseeing manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products.

The proposal, called the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, would ban promotions and advertising believed to be focused on youth.

The legislation “will ensure that cigarettes and tobacco are characterized as what they are: dangerously addictive drugs that can, over time, be fatal,” Schumer said.

He cited information from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids that showed children are especially sensitive to tobacco marketing, which is more influential than peer pressure in kick-starting the habit. Youths tend to purchase the three most heavily advertised brands — Marlboro, Camel and Newport — for example.

About 30 percent of smokers and non-smokers between the ages of 12 and 17 own at least one tobacco promotional item, including T-shirts, backpacks and CD players, according to Tobacco Free Kids. Youths are especially vulnerable to retail store marketing, a prime focus of tobacco companies. About 75 percent of teens shop at convenience stores at least once a week, and they are more likely than adults to be influenced by convenience store promotions, according to Schumer.

Bill Phelps, a spokesman for Phillip Morris USA, said the company designs advertising to “connect with adults,” and it also supports the Kennedy bill. Phillip Morris is the largest cigarette manufacturing in the country, but doesn’t speak for the industry regarding the bill, he added. “Our position is unique,” he said.

In New York state, 13.8 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes and 8 percent of high school males use smokeless tobacco. That translates into about 9,300 Southern Tier youths, according to numbers compiled by Tobacco Free Kids and Schumer’s office.

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