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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.

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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Stop-Smoking Drug Maker Asks FDA to Block Dissolvable Tobacco

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove dissolvable tobacco products from test markets, the Associated Press reported Sept. 28.

The flavored products contain finely milled tobacco, but are used like breath mints or cough lozenges. The FDA is reviewing their potential impact on public health, although they are not widely available. When the FDA issued a call for public input, GSK submitted its comments.

“Smokeless tobacco products are currently being marketed without clear evidence of their safety,” GSK said in a statement, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Oct. 4.

R.J. Reynolds, which makes the Camel brand of dissolvable tobacco products, has stated that they give smokers a discreet option when in public places where smoking is not allowed.

Another manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products, Star Scientific, asked the FDA to allow it to market its dissolvable lozenges as presenting a “modified risk” to users.

GSK wrote in its news release that dissolvable tobacco products “should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes or for smoking cessation due to the potential negative health consequences and their impact on smoking behavior.” GSK makes smoking-cessation products like Nicorette gum and the NicoDerm patch.

“If there are tobacco products out there that can be marketed in such a way that can significantly reduce the risk of disease, I don’t know of anybody who opposes that,” said Matt Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The FDA may not make a final decision for another year.

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2 comments to Stop-Smoking Drug Maker Asks FDA to Block Dissolvable Tobacco

  • Pam

    Unbelievable! We are trying to place more and more restrictions on tobacco/nicotine,a legal product; yet at the same time lessen the punishment and even encourage the use of “pot” which is an illegal substance! Common sense is almost completely gone from America!

  • As compared to a traditional cigarette there is really no comparison. There is no burning, no tobacco,no combustion, no tar, no carbon monoxide, no other thousands of chemicals associated with traditional cigarettes.In summary e-cigarettes have only the name in common with tobacco cigarettes. They are just a smarter alternative as your not getting all the health risks.

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