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.

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New Law Prevents Tobacco From Sports Advertising

NASCAR and tobacco used to go hand and hand, as NASCAR grew-up in the Carolinas where every-year thousands of tobacco Sports Advertisingplants grow from the semi-tropical soil that is needed for its growth.

For decades NASCAR was thrust into the main stream public with the help of two things, Bill France Jr. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Although NASCAR Hall-of-Famer France Jr. helped bring NASCAR to audiences nationwide through the use of Television and the media, R.J. Reynolds Company helped sponsor what is now the Sprint Cup Series for 33 years. Without the sponsorship from Winston many of the now famous races may have never have happened.

The NASCAR Winston Cup era lasted from 1970 to 2003 and gave rise to some of the biggest names in NASCAR.

In 2003, there were several stories about the future of NASCAR after losing such a long sponsor, but NASCAR survived.

Also surviving the sponsorship were a few tobacco sponsored cars although even before the news was announced that R.J. Reynolds was leaving NASCAR the number of tobacco sponsored cars were dwindling, a few still survived.

That was until the FDA passed a law that forbids cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products from advertising in sports.

As of the last races there were only two remaining tobacco sponsored cars, rather make that one car and one truck.

Greg Biffle drove the No. 27 Red Man sponsored Baker-Curb Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Ron Hornaday drove the No. 33 Longhorn sponsored Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet in the Camping World Truck Series.

Both companies will have to find new sponsorship for the remaining races, in a tough economy to find sponsors.

While tobacco may no-longer be allowed on the track, it will be hard for NASCAR fans to forget the history that tobacco brought to the track from 1970-2003.

By Mark Schafer, Bleacherreport

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