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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A smoke-free world

The Longbranch’s McCollum says she wishes “a law would get passed to ban smoking” to ease the transition. In fact, such a regulation is already on the books.
Raleigh instituted a no-smoking ordinance in 1992, prohibiting smoking in “art/entertainment facilities” — defined as “any enclosed facility engaged in the business of exhibiting motion pictures, plays or [...]

Czech children worst in cigarette smoking

Czech children are among the youths that smoke the highest number of cigarettes in the world, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday, citing the latest survey of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) based on data from 2005-2006.
Nearly one qarter of 15-year-old Czech girls (23 percent) smoke regularly, which is the [...]

Making the most of technology and IT to support the tobacco strategy

UKBA has a wide range of tools available to help detect illicit goods at the border, including those detailed below which will be used to support the tobacco strategy.
X-ray scanning • A program of replacement and upgrading of mobile freight x-ray scanning
equipment equipment will enhance UKBA capability with new state of the art equipment.
Two new [...]

Smoking – A Big Health Problem

The most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women is lung cancer. There was a time when every movie star and teenage rebel was lighting up, but then some bright spark worked out that cigarettes smoking was the main cause of lung cancer. And everyone knows this, instead of this they continue to [...]

Health inspectors checking smoking ban request police escorts

Kanawha-Charleston health officials want city police or sheriff’s deputies to accompany health inspectors on smoking inspections to keep potential conflicts with bar owners or patrons from raging out of control.
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department director Dr. Rahul Gupta told members of the county health board Tuesday that health officials recently stepped up enforcement efforts for the countywide [...]

The Benefits of a Higher Cigarette Tax

Higher cigarette tax force smokers to quit. For example Linda Loud, an administrative assistant for a St. Petersburg property management company, tried her first cigarette when she was 12-years-old. And she has smoked about a cig pack every two days since she was 54-years-old.
Since then, the 54-year-old has smoked cigarettes about a pack every two [...]

Chinese NGO wants cigarette brand name snuffed out

An anti-tobacco NGO will submit a petition to the trademark authority today, asking it to discontinue the use of “Zhongnanhai” - the name of the central leadership compound - as a cigarette brand.
“Using the sacred place’s name as that of a cigarette brand is misleading consumers,” said Wu Yiqun, deputy director of the Beijing-based NGO, [...]

State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues

State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) 2007 is the American Lung Association’s comprehensive annual compendium
of state tobacco control laws. It provides information
on state tobacco control laws in a number of different areas, including smokefree air, tobacco taxes, youth access laws and funding for state tobacco
prevention programs as of January 1, 2008. SLATI has been [...]

Bar owners, customers want less-complicated smoking law

For more than two years, it has been illegal to smoke in restaurants, bars that serve food, malls, day care centers and other public places in Nevada.
Some people do it anyway. The Southern Nevada Health District has received 4,275 complaints about people smoking where they’re not supposed to since the ban went into effect in [...]

Is it the Cigarette that Relaxes You, or Just the Actions of Smoking?

Smoking is harmful for people’s health but it not kills all people. For example a pensioner, Winnie Langley, has celebrated her 100th birthday by lighting up her 170,000th cigarette from a candle on her birthday cake.
Winnie started cigarettes smoking only days after the First World War broke out in June 1914 when she was just [...]

Anti-smoking celebration in Californian

Anti-smoking advocates are celebrating 20th anniversary of California’s groundbreaking tobacco-control effort by releasing a slew of new data showing that cigarettes use is continuing its steep decline in the Golden State.
Data released by the state Department of Public Health show that smoking rates among adults have declined 41% since voters approved the California Tobacco Control [...]


According to conventional wisdom cigarette prices are much higher in high-income countries than in low- and middle-income countries. An understanding of cigarette price differences is useful in some situations, but prices by themselves are not necessarily a good indicator of affordability. Nevertheless, we consider cigarette prices in some detail, since it is the standard against [...]

Smoking ban faces steeper hill in Senate

The proposed ban on smoking in restaurants and other businesses is now in the hands of the N.C. Senate, where it has the support of the powerful Democratic leader.
“My take would be that, yes, we would pass it,” Marc Basnight, the Senate’s president pro tem, said yesterday.
But the bill’s fate is far from clear, because [...]

ATF Arrests Million Dollar Cigarette Smugglers in Queens

Ronald B. Turk, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York office today announced the arrests of two (2) individuals who purchased untaxed cigarettes from ATF while also selling ATF counterfeit New York State/City Tax Stamps.
Guang Ming Wang, age 58 and his son, Feishan Wang, age [...]

Senator Gillibrand Votes 100% Against Tobacco

In Congress, Senator Gillibrand stands up 100% of the time for the health of children and families and against the interests of the big tobacco companies. She has consistently voted in favor of tough laws to regulate the tobacco industry and to ensure public health.
Increasing Funding for Children’s Health Care by Increasing Taxes on Cigarettes: [...]

Reductions of smoking habit remain low

Prevention and treatment of many elusive variants of cancer, which occurs when the body’s own cells grow out of control.
The burden of cancer is enormous. The World Health Organisation estimates that each year, 13 per cent of all deaths globally – about 8m in total – are the result of cancers, with more than 70 [...]

$250 for smoking on beaches and parks

Smokers would face a $250 fine for lighting up at state beaches and parks under a proposal in front of a state Senate committee today.
The measure’s author, Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, said such a penalty would help protect the health of people using the state’s 279 parks and 64 beaches, reduce litter and lower [...]

The Personal Responsibility Script

At the 1996 shareholders’ meeting of cigarette and food manufacturer RJRNabisco, a woman in the audience asked company chairman Charles Harper whether he would want people smoking around his children and grandchildren. Mr. Harper responded, “If the children don’t like to be in a smoky room . . . they’ll leave.” When the woman responded, [...]

Youth smoking prevention campaign

Today the American Legacy Foundation, the national non-profit organization that created the award-winning national truth® youth smoking prevention campaign and has been a leader in grant-making, research and counter-marketing efforts aimed at saving lives from tobacco, celebrates its tenth anniversary.
In the decade since the settlement was reached, the landscape of tobacco use in America has [...]

Secondhand smoke carries high health price tag

According to a study released yesterday by the N.C. Division of Health and Human Services, secondhand smoke carries a $288.8 million price tag annually in North Carolina.
The study, North Carolina’s Secondhand Smoke Healthcare Cost Burden, also found that at least 107,067 North Carolinians are treated for conditions caused by secondhand smoke each year.
The study is [...]

Children of smokers and their parents

Children of smokers often beg their parents to quit. Now those children — many of them too young to speak for themselves — are getting an assist from their pediatricians.
Pediatricians aren’t just asking smoking parents to quit. In a program launching statewide in Massachusetts this month, they are helping parents quit — by writing prescriptions [...]

Tax may cut smoking rates

A big hike in the federal tax on cigarettes taking effect on April 1 may prompt 1 million U.S. smokers to quit, according to public health experts.
Expansion of a popular public health insurance program for lower income children is being financed by an increase in the federal excise tax on a pack of cigarettes of [...]

Britons ‘in denial’ over heart risk from obesity and smoking

Britons at high risk of heart attack are ‘in denial’ and ignoring doctors’ advice to change their lifestyle, says a new survey.
More than three-quarters are obese or overweight - with dangerously big stomachs - and most smokers have refused to give up.
More than half have out-of-control blood pressure and 40 per cent have high cholesterol [...]

NJ considers smoking ban for Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering a ban on smoking in all of Atlantic City’s 11 casinos — something the city itself has been unable to impose.
A state Senate committee is considering a bill to remove the casino exemption to the statewide smoking ban in public places. That’s something the Atlantic City [...]

Obama’s smoking habit

US President Barack Obama has come under attack at the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health here for smoking in public - and urged to kick the habit.
Obama was singled out at the meet among successful men with a smoking habit.
Anti-smoking activists, doctors and experts described Obama’s smoking as an “irresponsible” act taking into [...]

National Tobacco Bill: 400,000 jobs on the line

If passed into law, the National Tobacco Bill which is currently on the floor of the National Assembly will lead to at least 400,000 Nigerians being thrown into the unemployment market.
This was the view expressed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries, Senator Kamorudeen Adedibu while speaking with reporters recently in Iseyin, Oyo State at [...]

One Drug May Help People Put Out The Cigarette

A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. Heavy-drinking smokers in a laboratory setting were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline compared to those taking a placebo, according to a study published online in the journal [...]

New Anti-Smoking Ads

State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., said, “We want to challenge clinicians across the state to take time at every office visit to talk to their patients who smoke.” Data show that when healthcare providers talk to their patients about smoking and offer assistance with quitting, long- term success can be dramatically increased.
“Studies [...]

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