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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Rush to buy cheap cigarettes

RETAILERS have reported a spending blitz on cigarettes after the Rudd Government’s price hike announcement yesterday. The 25% rise in excise tax - equivalent to a $2.16 hike on a pack of 30 - applies from today, although some retailers are offloading existing stock at yesterday’s prices. Coles spokesman Jim Cooper said management responded to [...]

US’s AAA Rating Imperiled by Health Care Costs - Moody’s

Although Moody’s Investors Service has warned that the U.S. could lose its AAA credit rating if it fails to take “radical action” to curb health care costs, so-called “reform efforts” are focused on providing additional medical services to more people and shifting the costs, rather than taking any steps to significantly reduce the diseases and [...]

Poll: Citizens Want to Tax Discount Cigarette Makers

Nearly two out of three likely voters say a Miami-based discount cigarette maker and others should cough up $200 million a year to combat the effects of smoking, according to a business backed poll released on Monday. Facing a tight budget and competing with better-known brand cigarette makers that have already agreed to pay billions [...]

Oil Pushes Up Manufacturers’ Costs

LONDON - Manufacturers’ raw material costs rose at their fastest monthly rate in more than a year in August, driven up by oil costs and resulting in the smallest year-on-year rate of decline since April. But faced with ongoing recession, manufacturers were slower to pass on August’s 2.2 percent monthly rise in input costs and [...]

Longtime dealer sues Caesars over second-hand smoke

A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in Las Vegas Wednesday against Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and Caesars Palace, alleging Caesars isn’t doing enough to protect casino workers from second-hand tobacco smoke. The lead plaintiff is Tomo Stephens, who says she was a blackjack dealer for about 20 years at Harrah’s-owned Caesars on the Las Vegas Strip [...]

FBR plans crackdown on cigarette smuggling

To protect the local tax paying cigarette industry and counter growing revenue losses, the Federal Board of Revenue has finalised plans to launch a crackdown against the rising trade of foreign brand cigarettes smuggling into the country. FBR officials said that cigarette smuggling was increasingly damaging the government’s initiatives to expand tax revenue. ‘We are [...]

Number of Cigarettes Smoked per Day

Multiple studies presented in Tables 3-2 and 3-3 observed reductions in number of cigarettes smoked per day that persisted for 12-18 months following implementation of a change in smoking policy. One study found a decline after 6 months, with a return to prior levels of consumption after 18 months. Emont demonstrated a nonsignificant, but suggestive, [...]

Altria Cigarette Shipments May Drop Most Since 2003

Altria Group Inc., the first U.S. tobacco company to report first-quarter results this year, may post the biggest drop in cigarette shipments in six years after a new tax reduced orders. A law requiring retailers and distributors to pay the additional tax of 62 cents for every pack of cigarettes in stock as of April [...]

Every puff becomes even more expensive

“Friend, keep smoking to save a child.” This is one the most widespread jokes that can be heard everywhere as smokers prepare for April’s Fools Day. On April, 1, smokers are going to be the object of many jokes from the government that decided to hide the holes of the budget by imposing enormous taxes [...]

Genetically Stratifying Smoking-Cessation Trials Could Save Up to $15M, Researchers Find

With genotyping costs declining and the cost of conducting conventional trials increasing, researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Duke University have modeled data suggesting it may save money to genetically stratify patients in clinical trials for smoking cessation. In mid-sized Phase II trials enrolling around 200 patients, “there was the clearest benefit for [...]

Cigarette costs hike made smokers foam with anger

On the threshold of federal tax increase on cigarettes and tobacco products that enters into effect within two weeks, principal cigarette companies have increased retail prices for their products to around 80 cents for a pack of cigarettes. Julia Jameson, Port Angeles resident came to the Tobacco Outlet Store on Tuesday and was astonished when [...]

Altria raising price of cigarettes

Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco company, will raise prices on Marlboro and 17 brands on March 9 ahead of an increase in federal tobacco excise taxes. Altrias Philip Morris USA will charge distributors 71 cents more for a pack of Marlboro, the top-selling U.S. cigarette, Parliament, Virginia Slims and six other varieties, said [...]