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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Should menthol cigarettes be banned?

Menthol cigarettes now account for more than one-quarter of all cigarettes sold in the U.S. In fact, menthols — often described as “cooling,” “soothing,” and “smooth” — make up a growing share of the shrinking cigarette market. Between 2004 and 2008, the percentage of adult smokers who smoked them increased from 30 percent to 34 [...]

Could FDA Panel Conflict of Interest Endanger Menthol Cigarettes?

At least four groups are now questioning the credibility of a federal advisory panel created to study tobacco product safety, challenging two members with financial ties to drug firms that make smoking cessation products. At issue: Will the duo push to ban menthol ciggys and favor smokeless products? The issue hit this week when the [...]

Camel Orbs a Lure to Young Users

A research study and editorial to be published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics takes direct aim at a novel tobacco product that some critics say too closely resembles Tic Tac breath mints. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, the nation’s second-largest cigarette maker behind Philip Morris, is test marketing the product, Camel Orbs, along with other [...]

F.D.A. to Examine Menthol Cigarettes

For the cigarette industry, the menthol debate is about to flare up again. The new federal advisory board for tobacco regulation plans to meet for the first time Tuesday in Washington. Topping the agenda is one of the most contentious, and racially charged, health issues that Congress deferred last year when it empowered the Food [...]

Camel cigarette has a new face as Reynolds American changes packaging

The pack of legendary Camel brand was given a major makeover for the first time since the cigarettes were launched in 1913. The makeover is a result of Reynolds American attempts to develop successful marketing campaigns in a constantly declining cigarette market. Although the image of the Camel has not been modified in the latest [...]

Branding on cigarette packs misleads smokers

Branding on cigarette packets is being done in such a manner that they mislead smokers into believing some products to be lessharmful than others, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Nottingham surveyed 1,300 people, and found that customers to generally believe that products branded “smooth”, “silver” or “gold” were healthier and easier [...]

US goods carry famous Cuba brands

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba — Cuban rum maestro Jose Navarro’s taste buds sing when he sips Havana Club, the sweet spirit distilled in this farming town south of the capital. “It has to be Cuban,” said Navarro, the oldest of the island’s nine certified rum experts. “Havana Club can’t exist anywhere else.” But [...]

Outsiders not immune to troubling use of chewing tobacco

The Outsiders are an ever-expanding beacon of hope for youth baseball players in the Bronx, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the players, including their health and well-being. So when you attend an Outsiders game and hear the inevitable “Who’s got dip?” chorus, it can be jarring. But the truth is, tobacco use [...]

Strong evidence supporting plain packaging for all tobacco products on the eve of Lords vote

A new study presented today in Dublin  has found a significant link between cigarette branding and ‘false beliefs’ among smokers and children. The authors argue that this link provides strong evidence for the introduction of plain packaging  for all tobacco products in the UK. The study surveyed 516 adult smokers and 806 children aged 11 [...]

Snus Comes to Protect Smokers from Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco Companies started to produce new smokeless tobacco products which can reduce the response to nicotine addiction. One of these companies is Imperial Tobacco Canada which sells a new smokeless tobacco, snus, in Canada. Snus is a form of cured and cooked tobacco mixed with salt, flavorings and preservatives which has lower levels of cancer-causing [...]

State Senate OK’s $1 cigarette-tax increase

The Florida Senate unanimously voted Thursday to raise the state cigarette tax $1 per pack in an historic vote on a bill that two years ago couldn’t even get a hearing. The 39-0 vote came despite intense lobbying from Big Tobacco, a stinging letter of disapproval from Republican anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, and obvious opposition [...]

‘Winston Man’ - the face of Winston cigarettes advertisements

David Goerlitz, the face of Winston cigarette advertisements for six years, is going through his second bout of disillusionment with the tobacco sector. The first came in November 1988 — after Goerlitz served as the “Winston Man” for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. from 1981 to 1987. That’s when he spoke out against the industry and [...]

Virginia snuffs out freedom

When, in the wilds of what became Virginia, the first English settlers met Pocahontas and other natives, they were welcomed with tobacco. Today they would have told to put it out. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine signed a restaurant smoking ban this week, following New York, California and other Democrat-dominated states. The law bars smoking in [...]

`Malioboro’ - Global cigarettes brands with local flavor

Hundreds of cigarette packs covered the surface of a 1-meter by half-meter display table, attracting visitors at a recent exhibition for hobbyists in Kemang, South Jakarta. Visitors taking a closer look at the table raised their eyebrows after realizing there was something peculiar about some of cigarette packs. “I thought it was a pack of [...]