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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Smoking can make H1N1 effects worse

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named groups of people at a high risk of developing serious complications from H1N1 Influenza.

In keeping with the last two subpopulation releases which were focused on pregnant women and breastfeeding moms, the Sedgwick County Health Department will continue to send monthly releases focused on different subgroups.

Currently, one of the highest-priority groups consists of persons with chronic respiratory conditions.

These types of conditions, including asthma and heart disease, often arise from smoking.

Influenza is a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs.

Smoking can trigger asthma, lead to chronic obstructive lung disease (emphysema), heart disease, cancer and a greater risk of developing pneumonia, flu or bronchitis. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), smoking interferes with the body’s mechanisms that keep bacteria and debris out of the lungs.

Those who are exposed to smoke or tobacco are more likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses and are more likely to develop serious complications. Additionally, studies by the CDC show a higher mortality rate from influenza for smokers versus non-smokers.

To prevent severe, life-threatening complications from the flu, it is important to stop smoking.

The flu virus irritates respiratory tract tissue as it moves through the body. Smoking further irritates the tissue and slows the body’s immune response to the virus.

There are hair-like cells that line the nose and airways. These cells are responsible for sweeping away incoming viruses before they have the chance to infect the body.

Smoking paralyzes these cells, making it impossible for them to stop a virus from entering and infecting the body.

Perhaps one of the most noteworthy pieces of information is that it is not only the smoker who is in danger.

Those who are exposed to second hand smoke also can develop severe complications. Children who have been exposed to second hand smoke have been found to have more severe complications from the flu.

While smoking does not make one eligible to receive the vaccine, individuals age 25 through 64 years who have an underlying health condition (such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes) are currently being served by the Sedgwick County Health Department’s vaccine clinic (4095 E. Harry).

Continue to watch, read and listen to the local media for information on when more individuals will be eligible for vaccination. Also, stay up to date on vaccination plans by visiting A fact sheet on vaccines is available at this site. Call 221-1430, Winfield office, or (620) 442-3260, Arkansas City office. with H1N1 questions.

Whether you want to quit now or get information for a loved one, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline can help.

The 24-hour toll-free Kansas Tobacco Quitline provides screening, counseling, support materials and referral for tobacco cessation assistance based on an individual’s readiness to quit.

The program provides comprehensive follow-up counseling for Kansas citizens who are ready to quit or are contemplating a cessation attempt. For more information on quitting call the Kansas Tobacco Quitline at 1-800QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

By Jennifer Love, Winfieldcourier
Saturday, November 21, 2009

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