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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Fire Safe Cigarette Laws: More Harm than Good

Fire safe cigarettes or FSC laws seem like a great idea. The concept is that by making cigarettes less likely to burn, they are less likely to start fires, and laws requiring them would save lives. The state of New York adopted the first FSC (fire standards compliant) cigarette law. New York officials felt it [...]

All 50 states passe fire-safe cigarette legislation

“Fire Safe” cigarettes, hailed by the fire prevention organization the National Fire Protection Authority as an effective fire prevention tool, will be sold in all 50 states by July 2011 per recent. Fire safe cigarettes have extra sections of paper lining along the cigarette that put a cigarette out if not regularly smoked. The extra [...]

Fire-Safe Cigarettes are Required in 11 States

Beginning with January 1st, 2010, Smokers from Georgia and ten other states would have to smoke only fire safe cigarettes, specially made to extinguish shortly after they are not smoked, according to the latest legislation that has entered into legal force on the first day of 2010. Among the states that implemented similar legislations last [...]

Michigan smokers fired up about new fire safe cigarettes

Michigan smokers are firing up new cigarettes after a new law requiring fire-safe cigarettes went into effect Jan. 1. But, while fire-safe cigarettes are meant to extinguish easily to prevent fires, cigarette consumers are already burning-up over the new product. Michigan is the 49th state to add the safety regulation to cigarettes. In Northern Michigan [...]

Views vary on new fire-safe cigarettes

New fire-safe cigarettes may have some smokers wondering why their cigarette keeps going out and the taste isn’t quite the same. The new fire-safe cigarettes that go out when they’re not puffed have been slowly integrated during the past month because of recent laws that went into effect on New Year’s Day. Georgia is among [...]

Smokers hot over ‘fire-safe’ cigarettes

LITTLE ROCK — So-called ‘fire-safe’ cigarettes are turning up on store shelves across Arkansas, and smokers are complaining that while the safety of the cigarettes may have been improved, the quality has declined. “They don’t like the taste of it, it leaves a (bad) taste,” said Lamont Hart, an employee of Tobacco Outlet in Little [...]

I Blow Smoke on Your Law

Sitting on a park bench at Prescott Promenade on a hot July afternoon, John stares at a brawny tattooed man in his 50s smoking a cigarette under a “No Smoking” sign. “Who knows what this guy would do if I went up to him and told him to put that cigarette out,” says John, as [...]

Consumer class-action suits are on trial in California

Reporting from San Francisco — Consumer class-action lawsuits in California, which have encountered mounting skepticism from courts, face a major test in a tobacco case to be decided Monday by the state Supreme Court. The court will determine whether smokers who say they purchased cigarettes in response to deceptive ads can collectively sue the industry [...]

More apartments are snuffing out smoking

Robbie Zanko hasn’t smelled any of her own cigarettes since she opened her closet 28 years ago and was overpowered by the smell on her clothes. “I couldn’t stand it,” she said. “I quit.” Now Zanko, 60, doesn’t have to smell other people’s smoke, either. Last month the apartment building where she lives, Waterstone Place [...]

Missouri lawmakers require fire-safe cigarettes

Missouri became the latest state Tuesday to join a national movement in requiring cigarettes to be self-extinguishing. The Missouri House voted 137-16 to give final approval to legislation that requires the special type of cigarettes starting in 2011. If signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon, retailers could be fined up to $100 per pack [...]