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.


Scientists Alert about the E-Cigarette Reactions

The electronic cigarettes were invented by the Chinese around since 2004, and its use is now spreading due to the harsher legislation being enforced around the world. However their use is not permitted in all countries as an alternative measure to quit smoking because scientists are not sure about the e-cigarettes reactions.
Specialists on the subject have pointed out the importance to inform the people about these devices which help the inhalation of nicotine, a highly addictive substance.

“The cigarettes are electronic devices introduced worldwide in 2008 and not yet patented, which are battery operated and provide the user a dose of nicotine in the form of a vapor with a similar physical and taste sensation as that of smoking,” explained scientists.

Doctor Alejandro Videla, first vice president of the Toxicology Argentine Association informed the people about the mechanism characteristics as follows: “Although many smokers thought they had found an alternative solution to combat their addiction, it is important to show not only that this product is illegal in Australia, Denmark, Canada and Finland, while in our country it’s being sold even over the internet, but also that there is evidence that it doesn’t prove to be an efficient method to conquer the addiction, nor there is any confidence regarding the effects it may cause in the organism. It is because of that reason that presently they don’t provide as a good alternative.”

E-cigarettes are promoted by their manufacturers as safer than traditional cigarettes because they do not burn tobacco. In place of lithium battery in the cigarette-shaped device strokes a solution of nicotine in propylene glycol, producing a fine smoke that can be inhaled to give up nicotine directly to the lungs. An LED glows red at the tip, and they then let out puffs of white smoke. They also come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, mint and apple, which make them attractive to children and adolescents.

However health scientists are not agreed with e-cigarettes manufacturer. Only because recently the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have conducted studies on the electronic cigarette and have found out that it contains carcinogenic elements. That is why the two institutions recommended do not to distribute them as tobacco products but as devices that deliver nicotine, which must be controlled by organisms such as the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT).

The World Health Organization (WHO) showed the real fact about electronic cigarettes:

• They deliver nicotine, but the admissible amount and its safety has not been yet established;
• They might cause and sustain the addiction, although there is no evidence of this;
• They are promoted for smoking cessation and they could be effective, but there is insufficient scientific evidence about the efficacy and safety of their use;
• The inhaled nicotine may produce toxic, addictive and psychological effects. This product must be substantiated by scientific studies.

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