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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Long Beach puts smoking lounges on hold

No new smoking lounges will be allowed in Long Beach for one year following the City Council’s approval Tuesday of a moratorium on the businesses.
The move was spurred by some council members’ concerns about how an amended smoking law that they approved just over a month ago would be regulated. That law altered the city’s [...]

Two members of the Hells Angels suspects in contraband tobacco ring

Two members of the Hells Angels were yesterday targeted across the province as the RCMP rounded up suspects in contraband tobacco ring.
They said that the group bought cigarettes produced on the Kahnawake and distributed them in the Quebec City region while using violence and intimidation to collect money and establish their turf.
Dumas, a founding member [...]

Tobacco Industry against Tobacco Control

The tobacco industry has historically employed a multitude of tactics to shape and influence tobacco control policy. The tobacco industry has used its economic power, lobbying and marketing machinery, and manipulation of the media to discredit scientific research and influence governments in order to propagate the sale and distribution of its deadly product.  Furthermore, the [...]

Effective tool for tobacco control?

“Islam can be used as an effective tool for tobacco control among Muslims, who constitute 22 percent of the world’s population,” Lath Yahya Ibrahim Mula Hussain, an oncologist from Iraq, told IANS.
“It is a hard fact that most Muslims have fallen prey to tobacco. Islam is a powerful tool that can be used to guide [...]

Tobacco displays given more time

Small retailers are to be given an extra two years to remove tobacco displays from their shops, the Scottish Government has announced.
Public Health Minister Shona Robison said the move was designed to minimise the impact on smaller businesses.
A ban on cigarette displays at the point of sale is a key proposal in a recently published [...]

Beijing Hospitals Begin To Control Smoking

From now until the end of January 2010, 2,800 clinicians from seven hospitals in Beijing will work on controlling their cigarette smoking.
The seven hospitals are reported to be Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Tongren Hospital, Fuxing Hospital, and Jishuitan Hospital. Each of the hospitals will select [...]

Legislation will place tobacco under the control of the Food and Drug Administration

In what appears to be the best chance since public health groups started pushing for it in the 1970s, Congress is poised to regulate tobacco, a product linked to 1,200 deaths each day but sold largely unfettered for centuries.

Legislation that the House Energy and Commerce Committee will take up today would place tobacco under the [...]

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