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 firm sees up to 15% decline

PROSPECTS for the local tobacco industry have become dimmer with legislated tax hikes aggravating the weakening of demand for cigarette products amid the slow economy, according to a tobacco executive. In a chance interview, Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc. president Chris Nelson said the total industry could go down by 10% to 15% this year, [...]

A tobacco regulation challenge makes one good point

FOR YEARS, the cigarette, arguably the most dangerous legal product in America, was also one of the least regulated, subject to less government oversight than dental floss. That has finally changed — but now a group of tobacco companies has challenged in court parts of the law that gives the Food and Drug Administration authority [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Malawi expels tobacco buyers for price undercuts

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Foreign tobacco buyers who are paying less than agreed-upon prices for the country’s main cash crop are the “enemy of the people” and will be expelled, said the president of this African nation, whose government this week deported three of them. President Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration ordered the expulsion of a South [...]

New smoking laws will ‘protect children’

The Independent MP Janet Woollard hopes new tobacco laws will help prevent another generation of West Australians dying from smoking-related cancers. A bill introduced into Parliament calling for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children has passed the Upper House. The bill also compels hoteliers to ban smoking in 50 per cent of their [...]

Alcohol is the new tobacco

The fight against alcohol has begun. But the health lobby forgets that risk and harm are necessary parts of a worthwhile life. By Ian Dunt And so it begins. The British Medical Association (BMA) is calling for Britain to become the first country to ban alcohol advertising, sponsorship and promotions. We know it won’t end [...]

Tobacco funds to go to research

Members of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board are planning do to their homework before committing money for adult stem cell research. “What we’re going to do is hear from the institutions that currently have something going on in adult stem cell research,” said Tracey Strader, who is the executive director of the Tobacco Settlement [...]

Tobacco farmers hold on despite declining profits

Tobacco farming in Surry County is not as profitable as it used to be. Still, many farmers continue to grow the crop that has been a staple industry for many generations. In the 1980s, farmers could receive $2.25 a pound for tobacco. Now, they receive between $1.70 and $1.90 per pound. “All the production costs [...]

Nicotine Use and Dependence

MENLO PARK, Calif., - SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, today announced that new research on nicotine dependence is featured in National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Monograph 20, Phenotypes and Endophenotypes: Foundations for Genetic Studies of Nicotine Use and Dependence. Gary E. Swan, Ph.D., director of SRI’s Center for Health Sciences, was [...]

New facts emerge in tobacco tax debate

This year’s version of a perennial legislative battle over the state tax on cigarettes will be waged with a new set of facts and figures thanks to a study just completed by the Utah Tax Review Commission. Addressing questions posed by the Legislature’s Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee, the panel released results Thursday that found [...]

BAT wants stricter penalties to smoke out illegal cigarettes

British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) wants the government to impose stricter penalties and slap moderate excise duties to curb illegal cigarette trade. According to the Royal Malaysian Customs, illicit cigarette trade reached a record 36.7 per cent of the country’s total cigarette industry. “We plead to the government for more concrete measures to address [...]

Smoking the joint session

After a summer of vicious town hall meetings, President Barack Obama shut out the nation’s lights (except for its TVs) for an hour of quiet time last night. He called for a Joint Session of Congress to address health care. It was the second such session in Obama’s brief tenure — George W. Bush delivered [...]

Free Speech for Tobacco

There I was, enjoying a relaxing long Labor Day weekend of golf, cigars, barbecue and camaraderie, when I read an editorial so horrible - so anti-tobacco and anti-freedom - that it needed a response. The New York Times took to it’s hallowed pages to write “Big Tobacco Strikes Back” - an editorial against a lawsuit [...]

Cigarettes, not snuff, increase multiple sclerosis risk

EU-funded researchers in Sweden have discovered that while tobacco smoking raises the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), snuff does not. The findings are published in the journal Neurology. The research is part of the NEUROPROMISE (’Neuroprotective strategies for multiple sclerosis’) project, supported under the ‘Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health’ Thematic area of the [...]

Taxes on tobacco products, alcohol also see slight increases

As part of an effort to bridge the state’s $4.5 billion budget gap, sales taxes rose to 7.75 percent Sept. 1. Excise taxes on tobacco products and alcohol have gone up as well. While the increase in sales tax amounts to just one penny, it comes at a time of economic stress for many families [...]

Council Eyes Tobacco Use

Riverbank will address the use of tobacco in its parks during the city council meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. in the Community Center at 3600 Santa Fe. Working with Doctors Medical Center, the city is proposing to set up smoke free zones within city parks. It already restricts smoking in the skate park [...]

Teens Help Resist Risky Behaviors

NEW YORK - Giving communities a menu of proven programs to choose from is an effective way to help reduce risky behaviors among young teens, new research shows. Communities that Care (CTC) is a “prevention system” consisting of 56 different programs designed to reduce risk factors for problem teen behavior or boost factors that protect [...]

UK Decline Donations From UK Electronic Cigarette Company

On the 31st August 2009 announced that they would be donating 10p of every product to Cancer Research UK. This was done, not only to show that they are good people but to also support a charity who they believed shared the same vision of creating a smoke free environment around the world by [...]

Illinois Governor supports cigarette tax for education

Just about a week ago, a tax increase was applied to alcohol in the state of Illinois. And now, with more than 200,000 college students in mind, Governor Pat Quinn is looking into yet another tax increase on cigarettes. KHQA’s Jarod Wells got some reaction from some local consumers and talked with a cigarette retailer [...]

Obama: government imposed on tobacco, but soda is not tobacco

Gov. Paterson’s proposal to tax soda in New York fizzled, but President Obama believes it may be time to pop a similar sin tax on the nation. The President, in an interview with Men’s Health magazine released yesterday, said he thought taxing soda and other sugary drinks is worth putting on the table as Congress [...]

STAR Council looking for tobacco-free kids

The Solutions Toward Addiction Recovery Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to families suffering from substance abuse challenge and other services, is expanding its horizons in Cleburne. One of the newest additions this year is a youth leadership program available for school-age children. “This program is just now starting to get going,” said Harriet [...]

Tobacco Monthly Exports Improve: Zimbabwe

Harare — A TOTAL of 4 539 tonnes of tobacco worth US$18,8 million was exported to different countries last month. The tonnage exported was an improvement from the 1 500 tonnes achieved the previous month. The seasonal exports as at August 31 2009 were 28 264 tonnes, 59 percent below 2008 volumes. Cumulative annual exports [...]

Prevention program reduces teen tobacco use

Small and midsize communities that are part of the Communities That Care prevention system have reduced alcohol use among eighth graders by almost 25% and cut the use of smokeless tobacco nearly in half, program data showed. A report on the ongoing program found teenagers committed 31% fewer acts of delinquency and students were less [...]

Quit smoking program not effective

The American Lung Association’s (ALA’s) Not-On-Tobacco (N-O-T) web site asserts that its school-based teen stop smoking program “really works” and has “a 21% quit rate.” These statements are contrary to findings from two recent independent studies. But try telling that to U.S. health officials. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the ALA’s N-O-T [...]

Malaysia may raise tobacco taxes

The Malaysian government may raise tobacco taxes by at least 11 per cent as it takes steps to discourage smoking and cut its budget deficit, according to Maybank Investment Bank Bhd. The excise duty on cigarettes may be increased by 2 sen to 20 sen (5.7 cents) a stick when the government unveils next year’s [...]

Tobacco Farmers see ‘better than average year’

Crops such as corn and tobacco fared well this summer, with plentiful rainfall. But farmers temper the good crop assessments with a reality that corn prices are down. “It looks like we are going to have a better than average year,” said Stonewall farmer Maurice Benton, who plants about 1,300 acres of corn. “Right now [...]

Unions see red over enforcing smoking ban

More than a dozen unions have pledged to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department that they will enforce the smoking ban, its chief said yesterday, though union leaders disputed that claim. Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Cheuk Wing-hing said that he had met the heads of 13 of the department’s unions, representing more than [...]

Tobacco Stocks: Smoking products

Tobacco companies jointly filed a lawsuit in Kentucky against the U.S. and the Food and Drug Administration, claiming a law signed by President Obama in June of this year imposes “unprecedented restrictions” on First Amendments Rights. For instance, the law prohibits tobacco companies from jointly marketing their cigarettes with non-tobacco products. Also, they can’t market [...]

Putting in tobacco, finding life friends

Growing up, summer always marked the end of school and the beginning of lazy days, hooking up with friends, going to the pool, and outdoor sports. When I was a teenager, my parents decided that summer meant something else: no more allowance. I was old enough to do real work. Ugh! Aunt Janet, my mother’s [...]