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.

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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World health officials debate new tobacco controls

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay - Health officials from across the world gathered on Monday in Uruguay to discuss tighter controls on tobacco that are rejected by farmers and the cigarette industry.

The World Health Organisation meeting comes as the South American country fights a complaint filed by global tobacco company Philip Morris International, which says tough Uruguayan anti-smoking laws are hurting its business.

A total of 171 countries have signed the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control and delegates at this week’s gathering will analyse proposals to limit the use of additives in cigarettes. The global public health treaty addresses tobacco industry international marketing and cigarette smuggling.

Supporters of a ban on tobacco additives say the substances improve the flavour of cigarettes, encouraging consumers to smoke more.

Other issues on the table include proposals for tobacco companies to disclose more about their products and a gradual reduction in tobacco farming.

Tobacco growers’ groups say such measures would strip some 3.6 million African farmers of their livelihoods.

“If these WHO directives are adopted, some of Africa’s poorest countries, which depend on tobacco, are going to face a major social and economic crisis,” Antonio Abrunhosa, head of the International Tobacco Growers Association, said in the run-up to the meeting.

Argentina’s Nobleza Piccardo, part of British American Tobacco, said some of the recommendations lack “sufficient scientific evidence about any impact they might have on public health.”

Uruguay has been at the vanguard of global anti-smoking laws.

Former President Tabare Vazquez, an oncologist, banned smoking in public buildings four years ago. Tobacco advertising and the sale of products branded as “light” is banned, and cigarette packets must carry large, jarring health warnings.

Such rules drew the ire of Philip Morris, which earlier this year filed for arbitration at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

The complaint is based on a trade deal between Uruguay and Switzerland, where the tobacco company is based.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica on Monday lambasted the multinational firm for “using the courts to complicate the life and sovereignty of a small nation that has had the audacity to try to defend its people’s health.”

By Conrado Hornos

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