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.

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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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Electronic Cigarette Wholesaler Empowered After U.S. Judge Decision Against FDA

On the eve of one of the most important and influential decisions to hit the United States of America within the last decade, electronic cigarettes now have a chance to leap forward and compete with the tobacco empire. This, in itself represents a tremendous opportunity for investors looking to make big bucks from a once struggling e-cigarette industry. Opportunity amongst uncertainty speaks front, right and center for this little company out of the United Kingdom. Up until January, the uncertainty aspect undoubtedly outweighed the two factors, however, times have changed drastically since then. The headlines couldn’t be more foretelling of the unmistakable opportunities lying within Mobile Media Unlimited Holdings (OTC:MMUH). For readers who are new to the company, we recommend you read our introductory company article entitled, “Landmark Victory for E-Cigarette Industry Against the FDA Leaves Plenty of Opportunities“, written and introduced by our Publisher, Michael Vlaicu. The first article was from a much more technical standpoint, gearing towards those chart scanning, number crunching fanatics out there. Consequently, this one will take a look at the fundamental business model, as well as the economic conditions surrounding the company and its future prospectus.

Earlier this month, in a sharply worded decision, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon scolded the Food and Drug Administration for trying to assert jurisdiction over the cigarettes, which are battery-powered or rechargeable devices that vaporize a liquid nicotine solution. It is a $100 million industry, with at least 3 million users in the U.S.

“This case appears to be yet another example of FDA’s aggressive efforts to regulate recreational tobacco products as drugs or devices,” he said in granting an injunction barring the FDA from regulating the cigarettes as a drug-device combination. E-cigarettes were first made in China and are sold mostly on the Internet. The battery-powered devices work by a emitting a “puff” or fine mist of nicotine in the lungs. A law passed last year gave the FDA power over regular cigarettes and other tobacco products. But while e-cigarettes contain nicotine, they do not contain tobacco and are not subject to the new oversight.

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Although the facts on cigarettes and the harmful side effects of smoking tobacco have been out for quite some time, conversely, little is known about e-cigarettes. Cigarettes and their smoke contain more than 4,000 chemicals; among them are more than 60 known carcinogens, according to the American Cancer Society.

FDA Scrutny Against E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looks at the electronic cigarette as an unapproved new drug due to the lack of scientific evidence of the safety and effectiveness of this smoking substitute. As such, the FDA has been detaining and blocking imports of electronic cigarettes since at least last summer, though they are not pulling e-cigarettes from U.S. store shelves presently.

One of the ways that the government managed to pass its recent tobacco reform bill was by enlisting big tobacco’s support. So the FDA and big tobacco have a symbiotic relationship. The government gets billions of dollars from excise tax revenue on and lawsuits related to cigarettes. Big tobacco gets regulation that makes it harder for smaller companies to compete. So the FDA needs to keep up its end of the bargain here and not allow a threat like e-cigarettes to take hold in the U.S. — even if they did turn out to be good for the American people.

In a statement issued in September of 2008, the World Health Organization warned consumers that there is no solid evidence to support contentions that electronic cigarettes are a safe smoking alternative — or an effective way to help people quit smoking. This statement becomes all the more interesting when drawing up a comparison between the two:

A Few of the Ingredients that Goes into the Making of Cigarettes:

* Acetone – ingredient in nail polish remover
* Methanol – used as rocket fuel
* Naphthylamine – a carcinogenic
* Pyrene – a carcinogenic
* Naphthalene – moth repellent
* Cadmium – used in batteries, a carcinogenic
* Carbon monoxide – poisonous gas
* Vinyl Chloride – used in plastic materials
* Cyanhydric acid – was used in gas chambers
* Ammonia – detergent
* Arsenic – lethal poison
* Dibenzacridine – a carcinogenic
* Polonium 210 – a radioactive element
* DDT – insecticide
* Formaldehyde – used as an embalming fluid

Ask a person on the street how or what poisonous chemicals an e-cigarette produces, and they will give you the same puzzled facial expression Mr.Bean has been giving his fans worldwide for the last ten years. Now that we are well acquainted with the toxicities present in cigarettes, lets analyze the containments of e-cigarettes.

Mind Games played by the FDA

So what really is it really about the e-cigarette that makes it so bad, so repelling for the human body as appose to the number one all-time over-the-counter human killer? Well, let’s take a look: E-Cigarette is an electronic device consisting of a battery and a heating element. When activated, the heating element boils a small amount of liquid in the device, creating a vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. The experience of inhaling the vapor closely mimics the experience of inhaling smoke from a regular cigarette.

The liquid and vapor contain three main ingredients: nicotine, propylene glycol, and flavoring.

These three ingredients are also found in regular cigarettes and are known not to be carcinogenic, and are approved by the FDA.

Puzzled? So were we, until we dug further.

Many of you by now must be wondering, well, we’ve seen the hype, we’ve seen the ramblings on message boards and forums, now let’s see some tests conducted on these e-cigs by some sort of reputable sources. Lucky for you we have some really dedicated staff here at TheMarketFinancial.com which spent sleepless days digging up raw data for you to feast your eyes on.

Prominent Public Health Physicians and Tobacco Researchers Expose Double Standard in the FDA’s Recent Study of Electronic Cigarettes and Challenge the FDA’s Alarmist Attitude Toward the Devices

BOSTON, July 27 — The FDA recently went public with misleading information about the safety of electronic cigarettes and the marketing of the devices, not only using its clout but recruiting other prominent organizations to demonize a product that has great public health benefit potential.

A group of prominent doctors and tobacco researchers, including Dr. Michael Siegel at the Boston University School of Public Health, Dr. Joel Nitzkin of the AAPHP Tobacco Control Task Force, and Dr. Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research University of Louisville, challenge the FDA to provide the full quantitative data of the study upon which the FDA has based its warning against electronic cigarettes. They are concerned that the FDA’s disingenuous targeting of electronic cigarettes through a biased presentation of the scientific data has had significant negative impact upon the public perception of electronic cigarettes, when the best available evidence suggests that these have shown that the devices offer great potential to reduce serious health issues among traditional tobacco smokers.

In a July 22 news release, the FDA cited the detectable presence of carcinogens and “toxic chemicals” in a “small sample” of electronic cigarette cartridges as reason for alarm, singling out nitrosamines as particularly toxic. What the FDA fails to inform the public is that detectable amounts of carcinogens are also present in nicotine replacement products such as NicoDerm CQ and Nicorette gum, both approved by the FDA, and nitrosamines that can be also found in food items such bacon and beer. This double standard and alarmist attitude has had the significant and unfortunate effect of inducing hysteria among the public, discouraging tobacco smokers from using a product which is thought to be a significantly safer alternative to traditional tobacco.

Regrettably, the FDA has used biased reporting of this small and inconclusive study, the complete results of which have not been made public, to secure the vocal support of groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium, the Institute for Global Health, and the American Lung Association in their attack on electronic cigarettes. These researchers argue that it is absurd to consider taking electronic cigarettes off the market when it is the conventional ones which have been shown to be killing people. Further, the electronic cigarette community calls for accurate and fair reporting relative to the findings and statements of prominent medical professionals in favor of this new and important technology and challenges the media to tell the other side of the story.

“The FDA’s laboratory findings actually indicate that electronic cigarettes are much, much safer than conventional cigarettes,” says Dr. Michael Siegel. “The traces of carcinogens present are also present in nicotine replacement products. The FDA and the anti-smoking groups have fallen into a huge analytical trap as they have failed to ask the appropriate question. The question they are asking is: ‘Are electronic cigarettes safe?’ That is not the right question. The right question is: ‘Are electronic cigarettes much safer than traditional ones?’”

Dr. Rodu states, “The FDA tested e-cigarettes for TSNAs using a questionable sampling regimen, and the methods that were so sensitive that the results may have no possible significance to users. The agency failed to report specific levels of these contaminants, and it has failed to conduct similar testing of nicotine medicines that have been sold in the U.S. for over 20 years. These are not the actions of an agency that is science-based and consumer-focused. These pseudo-scientific actions are clearly intended to form the justification for banning a category of products that are probably 99.9% safer than cigarettes.”

Dr. Joel Nitzkin speaking as individual states, “The newly adopted FDA/Tobacco legislation will give full FDA approval to currently marketed conventional cigarettes. The new law encourages cigarette companies to produce new “reduced exposure” cigarettes to be marketed as reduced exposure products, with no scientific evidence that such reductions in exposure will reduce risk of future tobacco related illness and death. In the context of these provisions of the newly adopted FDA/Tobacco bill — FDA should be encouraging, not maligning the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes, and working with manufacturers to assure the highest possible quality control.”

For more information and interviews, contact:

Michael Siegel, MD, MPH
Professor
Department of Community Health Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health
617-638-516
Email: [email protected]

Joel L. Nitzkin, MD, MPH, DPA
Chair AAPHP Tobacco Control Task Force
Phone: 504 899 7893 or 800 598 2561
Fax: 504 899 7557
[email protected]
www.aaphp.org

Brad Rodu
Professor of Medicine
Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research
University of Louisville
Phone: 502-561-7273
Email: [email protected]

http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com

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