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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Tobacco sales down in wake of new tax

Cigarette sales have plunged, and smokers have been streaming across the border since Florida’s $1-a-pack tax went into effect July 1.

The latest figures from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation show a 28-percent drop in the sale of cigarette packs from July 2008 to July 2009 — 76.8 million packs sold this year compared [...]

There’s change in the air as smoking ban nears

Paul Nolevanko enjoys his lunch-hour routine — having a cigarette or two while playing video poker or keno machines at a casino.
In 3 1/2 weeks, he will have to alter that practice. On Oct. 1, Montana’s Clean Indoor Air Act’s final phase kicks in, making it illegal to smoke inside public places.
At that point, casinos, [...]

Cigarettes in films must be banned

The National Commission for Child Protection said Thursday that politicians had to ban the advertising of cigarette in movies.
“We demand that the House of Representatives insert an article in the bill on films banning cigarette promotions in movies,” said Muhammad Joni, the vice chairman of the Commission. The Commission said the bill must forbid cigarette [...]

Tobacco barons charged in U.S.

Two of the founding partners of Six Nations cigarette maker Grand River Enterprises are facing 16 charges related to trafficking of contraband cigarettes in the United States.
A U.S. grand jury in the state of Washington has indicted Ken Hill of Ohsweken and Peter Montour of Hamilton, alleging they were part of a conspiracy to supply [...]

Teen Tobacco Use Becomes A Daily Habit

Researchers have found new evidence showing that parents play a key role in whether or not their adolescent children who experiment with tobacco progress to become daily smokers before they graduate from high school.
A study published on-line and in the September issue of journal Pediatrics shows that parents can be a positive or negative influence [...]

Tobacco Industry marketing Death

Big tobacco marketing has influenced most everyone’s life!
Two of the major influences of cigarette smoking behavior are tobacco industry marketing and public health tobacco-control activities.
Tobacco chiefs have been clouted for “trading death” by using pretty young women dressed in orange satin jump suits for to sell their product in well-known bars.
Young women, bringing salvers like [...]

Plantation appreciation

The entry to Mount Harmon Plantation, in Earleville, Md., leads two miles down a narrow gravel lane flanked by enormous sycamore and osage orange trees.
Driving through the tunnel of overhanging branches is to travel back in time to another era.
The former tobacco plantation’s stately manor house, formal boxwood garden and 200 acres of meadow and [...]

Health Official Issues E-Cigarette Warning

Lexington, KY - Health advocates think Kentucky should follow Oregon’s lead in stamping out electronic cigarettes. Oregon was the first to ban the sale of the new products, also called “e-cigarettes,” but they are still available elsewhere, including in Kentucky. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is fighting a legal challenge from two distributors [...]

Tobacco Worm Mystery

Where have all the tobacco worms gone? We need some answers to this mystery. I guess that question could use a little explanation.
As the end of August nears and a new school year approaches, my thoughts wander back to the days when tobacco was king in this area. As I drove by the cornfield west [...]

Reactions to the Preventative Health Taskforce report

Earlier this week a Federal Government commissioned taskforce relayed the results of research into preventative health strategies, providing an insight into the possible future of regulation for food and beverage manufacturers.
Some of the more significant recommendations included:
- the banning of alcohol sponsorship of sporting and major cultural events
- a call for further research into the [...]

Reynolds American Inc. Recognized for Leadership in Corporate Sustainability

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., - Reynolds American Inc. has been recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability for the second consecutive year by being awarded membership in the 2009-2010 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American), effective Sept. 21, 2009. RAI is the only U.S. tobacco company and one of only 146 North American [...]

Big tobacco sues FDA!

Legal news for Kentucky marketing attorneys. Big tobacco claims the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act violates rights.
Kentucky marketing lawyers alert- Tobacco manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the Federal Drug Administration over violation of First Amendment Rights.
Bowling Green, KY—Several big name tobacco companies filed a lawsuit on Monday, August 31, 2009 against the U.S. [...]

Public relations blitz takes cue from tobacco companies’ past tactics

Bill Carteaux paced the stage with the intensity of a general about to send troops into bloody battle.
He is at war against mounting momentum to ban bisphenol A, a key ingredient in hard, clear plastic products. Studies have linked BPA to breast cancer, testicular cancer, reproductive deformities and neurological defects.
Carteaux, president of the Society of [...]

Ripley hosts Annual Tobacco Festival

RIPLEY - The cool weather made for large crowds at the 28th annual Ohio Tobacco Festival last weekend. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 1,600 cars on Saturday night alone during their team up with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for a DUI check point on U.S. 62/68.
The event kicked off on Thursday, Aug. 27 [...]

E Cigarette Store expands its range of products

The E Cigarette Store, which is the UK’s leading informational and buyer’s guide to the electronic cigarette has just expanded it’s product sections. While before only the electronic cigarette starter kits were reviewed, now e cigarette accessories and spare parts have been added to the site.
The E Cigarette Store, which is the UK’s leading informational [...]

Nicotine does not cause cigarette addiction

An ASU professor is challenging widely held conceptions about smoking, including challenging the view that nicotine is addictive.
Peter Killeen, emeritus professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented his research findings for the National Institute on Drug Abuse on the Tempe campus Wednesday afternoon.
The talk was called “Reefer Madness: There ain’t [...]

Smoking Threatens Africa With Cancer Epidemic

Tobacco use in Africa is growing faster than in other continents, says Dr. John Seffrin, who has been on the frontlines in the war against cancer for several years and now serves as the chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. Taking part in the recent LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Ireland, he [...]

New Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act

You can be fined up to R500 for lighting up in a non-smoking area or in your vehicle.
Smoking in public places and vehicles
Individuals can now be fined up to R500 for lighting up in a non-smoking area or in vehicle carrying young persons under the age of 12 years.
No one may smoke in a private [...]

The New Prohibition-Tobacco Use?

“It’s easy to quit smoking…I’ve done it hundreds of times!” -Mark Twain
First off, let me preface today’s entry with my own views of the usage of tobacco products. I grew up in a military family, where tobacco was part of the culture. However, my Dad quit smoking on Christmas Eve, 1979-hasn’t had a butt since. [...]

The Irony in the Tobacco Companies Suing

Most of the nation’s largest tobacco companies have sued to stop a federal law which curtails their marketing and forces them to print graphic warnings on their packages. (NYTimes, 9/1/09) The companies are insisting on their right to communicate truthful information about their products to adults who have the right to receive such information. It [...]

New Tobacco Alliance Committee

Individuals and businesses that have suffered financially and emotionally due to government policies on tobacco gathered last week to learn more about a lawsuit filed against the federal and provincial governments.
In late June, the New Tobacco Alliance Committee (NTAC) filed a claim of $500-million against both levels of government for their part in the decline [...]

Facebook issued legal notice for violating Indian tobacco control laws

Failure of the social networking website “Facebook” to remove pages and groups relating to various tobacco products, brands and articles is now likely to land the company in legal trouble.
Well-known social activist and crusader for public health causes, Hemant Goswami, has issued a legal notice to Facebook to remove all pages and groups relating to [...]

Tobacco developments in the US

As Australia considers introducing tougher controls on tobacco, it is timely to be reminded that there is much work yet to be done in other countries, as Lesley Russell observed during her recent travels. She writes:
“On a recent trip to New Mexico, I was astounded to see large billboards advertising cheap cigarettes at smoke [...]

Cigarette Firms Sue Government Over Marketing Strictures

Here come a bunch of tobacco companies to the federal court house in Bowling Green, Ky., to snuff out a new law they claim would put the kibosh on their ability to market cigarettes in this country.
cigarette logos and packs at a new york newsstand
The legal fight is likely to be waged all the way [...]

Locations for tobacco use still hazy

The tobacco-free campus policy went into effect over a month ago, but designated tobacco-use areas are still being marked.
Of the 12 smoking areas on campus listed on the UNM Smoke Free Campus Web site, four are not physically marked. Also, only nine of the 12 smoking areas are circled on the online campus map.
Student Noah [...]

California tobacco program offers $1 million PR contract

SACRAMENTO: The California Department of Public Health plans to issue an RFP on September 17 for a $1 million annual PR contract for its tobacco control program.
The state agency, which was established by the Tobacco Tax and Health Promotion Act, hired The Rogers Group in 1994 as its PR AOR, said Colleen Stevens, chief of [...]

Fighting Stomach Flu with Tobacco

Tobacco plants have been enlisted as bioreactors for making what scientists hope will become the first vaccine for the norovirus, the cause of many food-poisoning outbreaks and the dreaded winter vomiting disease.
Vaccine plants: These young tobacco plants will produce hundreds of grams of norovirus vaccine in a couple of weeks.
Credit: Charles Arntzen
Using a production system [...]

Foundation launches letter campaign against tobacco plant

Taipei, Sept.2 The John Tung Foundation launched a letter campaign Tuesday to urge Miaoli County Magistrate Liu Cheng-hung not to allow British tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco Group Plc to further expand its operations in the northern county.
Ignoring the opposition of anti-smoking activists, Liu approved Imperial Tobacco’s application to set up a factory in the county’s [...]

Signs to promote tobacco awareness

Students awoke Sunday morning to discover a new addition to the campus landscape. “No Smoking” signs, spray chalked in bright blue, appeared on the ground outside nearly all building entrances.
The Health Education Resource Center and the Tobacco Coalition collaborated on the signs to promote awareness of the distance smokers are encouraged to stand away from [...]

Tobacco Companies Go to Court to Evade Regulation by FDA

Announcement by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Lorillard Inc. and
other tobacco manufacturers that they have filed suit to overturn portions of
the recently passed FDA tobacco legislation is not unexpected. The lawsuit,
filed in the federal court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, seeks to overturn
portions the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which deal with
advertising, marketing and labeling [...]