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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Some smokers start growing tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. – Something unusual is cropping up alongside the tomatoes, eggplant and okra in Scott Byars’ vegetable garden — the elephantine leaves of 30 tobacco plants.
Driven largely by ever-rising tobacco prices, he’s among a growing number of smokers that have turned to their green thumbs to cultivate tobacco plants to blend their own cigarettes, [...]

British American Tobacco Appoints Richard Burrows as Chairman

LONDON — British American Tobacco PLC Wednesday confirmed the appointment of former Bank Of Ireland Governor Richard Burrows as its new chairman.
Mr. Burrows will replace Jan du Plessis on Nov 1.
[ Mr. Burrows was previously Bank Of Ireland governor and co-chief executive of Pernod Ricard.] AFP/Getty Images
Mr. Burrows was previously Bank Of Ireland governor and [...]

Smoking Ban Opponents Join Forces Against Current County Bill

CLAYTON, MO - The St. Louis County smoking ban battle is heating up once again with enemies on the issue standing together against the ban. And they’re opposed to it for the same reason: exemptions. When the debate over a County-wide smoking ban started about one month ago, there were plenty of people speaking out [...]

Modification of tobacco plant

The serine-threonine protein kinase gene, designated pkv (protein kinase-viroid induced) was previously found to be transcriptionally activated in tomato plants infected with the plant pathogen Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd). These plants exhibited symptoms of stunting, and abnormal development of leaf, root, and vascular tissues.
The encoded protein, PKV, is a novel member of the AGC [...]

Turkish cafe owners rally against smoking ban

ANKARA — About 1,000 coffee house owners demonstrated Tuesday against a drastic smoking ban introduced in Turkey last month, urging the government to relax restrictions to save struggling businesses.
The crowd gathered in a park outside the health ministry, brandishing banners that called for a revision of the ban and threatened to punish the ruling Justice [...]

NY county move to block e-cigarette sales

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state of Oregon has gone to court to block the sale of electronic cigarettes on the same day that a New York county banned their sale to minors.
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger and Jon Cooper, majority leader of the Suffolk County Legislature on Long Island, N.Y., said Tuesday the lawsuit and [...]

Union holds up tobacco restructuring

Union resistance means the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly must reconsider its organisational restructuring, said chairwoman Jantima Sirisaengtaksin.
Mrs Jantima said it was incumbent on management of the state enterprise to reopen talks with the TTM’s 3,000- strong union and that restructuring did not imply a privatisation.
“The policy to change the TTM into a juristic person is not [...]

FDA To Name Head of Tobacco Division

A director is soon to be named to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) new tobacco division. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said she plans on announcing the head of the new post this week, reported CNN.
Although Commissioner Hamburg did say she personally interviewed six potential candidates, she declined to say who is in line for [...]

Tobacco Plant Used to Create Virus Vaccine

As one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, tobacco certainly gets a bad rap.
But the tobacco plant has been used to develop a new vaccine to thwart the dreaded norovirus – an illness that has been know to wreak havoc on cruise ships sickening passengers (sometimes hundreds of passengers) with diarrhea and vomiting.
The vaccine is [...]

Electronic Cigarette Lawsuit

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today filed a lawsuit against Smoking Everywhere, alleging that the Florida-based “electronic cigarette” company made false health claims about its nicotine delivery device and targeted children with sweet flavors such as bubblegum, chocolate and cookies ‘n’ cream.
Electronic cigarettes are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and [...]

Smoking and sex: Healthy Sex

By Dr. John Stripling
Dr. John Stripling is a Board-Certified urologist since 1981, who has dedicated his urology practice to finding the best solutions for his patients. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami, and is a co-founder of the Center for Sexual Health & Education located in West Palm Beach.
Movies and TV [...]

BIR steps up monitoring of cigarette production

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) plans to install electronic scanners in all cigarette factories to monitor the volume of their production and thus enable the government to collect the right amount of specific and ad valorem taxes from the manufacturers, it was learned yesterday.
BIR officials said the plan to install the scanners is aimed [...]

Tobacco Plant Virus Spreading To Connecticut

A tobacco plant virus is spreading into Connecticut from Massachusetts, the latest malady from the chilly, sodden summer that is ruining everything from vine ripe tomatoes to early corn.
“This has been one miserable growing season, with the constant rain and humidity,” said Steven Reviczky, executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau.
In Massachusetts, many tobacco farmers [...]

Amcor Offers $2.03 Billion for Part of Rio Packaging

Amcor Ltd., Australia’s largest packaging company, offered to buy part of Rio Tinto Group’s Alcan packaging unit for $2.03 billion to become the biggest supplier of drug and healthcare packets.
Amcor will get the global pharmaceuticals and tobacco packaging as well as the Asian and European food packaging units Rio acquired in its $38 billion takeover [...]

Increasing tobacco taxes will put everyone at risk

The only thing needed to start a crime wave is make it difficult for addicts to satisfy their needs. Prohibiting alcohol in the 1920s or enacting dumb laws to deter drug use never have worked. They only serve to fuel a black market.
The result: organized crime, continuous violence, overstuffed prisons and billions of tax dollars [...]

Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette

Miami, FL — Americans are becoming increasingly health conscious. They’re also more aware than ever of the vital need to do everything they can to be more green — that is, earth friendly.
Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette- The natural choice
Cigarettes and tobacco kill people. Green Smoke does not contain one carcinogen. They’re certainly safer than tobacco [...]

Insurance-Industry Investments in Tobacco

The Obama administration is proposing a major overhaul of the U.S. health care system, and the insurance industry is poised to play a major role in the process. Insurance firms, like any business, are driven by profit, and this fact compromises any health care plan that includes them. In case there is any doubt that [...]

Smokeless “E-cigarette” Makers and FDA in Court Today

CHICAGO - One state has already banned e-cigarettes, the battery-powered tobacco-free smoking tubes. This week, two distributors of the products challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in federal court for confiscating product shipments from China; the FDA says they are dangerous.
The tube looks like a paper-and-tobacco cigarette and produces vapors of nicotine and flavors [...]

Spain Is Ready For Full Smoking Ban

MADRID -(Dow Jones)- Spain is ready for total smoking ban in public places, Spain’s health minister Trinidad Jimenez said in an interview Monday with radio station Cadena Ser.
“Right now, with the information we have and the study we are doing of the current [smoking] law, I think the society is mature enough… and we want [...]

Winning by quitting smoking

Nina Ball regularly walks by a row of smokers outside the charter school in North Philadelphia where she helps youths find jobs and get into college. A year ago, she might have bummed a cigarette there.
But today, after a series of group counseling and fitness sessions at a local health clinic, she hopes she has [...]

E-cigarette manufacturer aspires to change more people’s way of life

Shenzhen First Union Industry Co., Ltd is a leading manufacturer and exporter in Shenzhen. We specialize in the R&D, production and marketing of e-cigarettes, automatic cork openers and head massagers. We are committed to providing consumers with healthy products and guiding people to lead a healthier life. To develop more overseas markets, we became a [...]

New study expands the list of hazardous chemicals in smokeless tobacco

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2009 — Attention all smokeless tobacco users! It’s time to banish the comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because they don’t burn and produce inhalable smoke like cigarettes. A study that looked beyond the well-researched tobacco hazards, nitrosamines and nicotine, has discovered a single pinch –– the amount in [...]

Nigeria Considers Tough Tobacco Control Legislation

The Nigerian parliament is currently debating sweeping new tobacco control legislation in a bid to break the growing tobacco addiction in the country. The bill has strong backing from anti-tobacco groups and health organizations.
“Change starts from now. I dare to be different. I will remain smoke-free. I am the future, and the future starts now, [...]

State drops collection of taxes on Indian cigarettes

ALBANY — Despite a ballooning budget deficit, the Paterson administration quietly has written off taxes it had been expecting to collect on sales of cigarettes by American Indian retailers — an admission that yet another governor has no plans to resolve the long-standing, thorny matter.
In April, Gov. David A. Paterson and lawmakers agreed on a [...]

Gaming lobbyists blame smoking ban

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois casino lobbyists weren’t blowing smoke when they said that a statewide smoking ban has cost the industry — and government — lots of money, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have found.
They say state and local governments lost $200 million in taxes last year because of the ban.
That’s more [...]

Smoke tax on Legislature’s agenda as fiscal noose tightens

As California’s fiscal crisis deepens, despite desperate efforts by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature, the state’s politicians are casting about for ways to relieve the financial – and political – pressure.
That’s why, almost by default, raising the state’s cigarette tax, now 87 cents a pack, has again moved to the Capitol’s front burner.
The [...]

State fee to force out tobacco vendors

An increase in the annual state application fee for tobacco vendors may cause many of them to stop selling cigarettes and cigars.
The 900 percent increase for small vendors is part of the New York state budget. The increase is so large that the real goal isn’t revenue gain but to reduce the number of tobacco [...]

Californians can puff nicotine without lighting up from cigarettes

Sidestepping laws against smoking in public, Californians now can puff nicotine without lighting up from “cigarettes” that contain no tobacco.
Electronic cigarettes are touted as a way to smoke anywhere, anytime, without harmful tar, odor, butts, flame or secondhand smoke.
“No one can tell you ‘No’ anymore,” claims one e-cigarette company, Smoking Everywhere, which describes its product [...]

Smokers are not conscious of their Blood Pressure

A recent study showed that high blood pressure is picked up less often in people who smoke. Researchers investigated more than 20,000 men and women in England and found that smokers were less likely to be aware that they had high blood pressure than non-smokers.
Experts said that smoking and high blood pressure, also [...]

Why pretend the past was cigarette-free?

Send for the Sanity Inspector – quickly. There is work for him among the denizens of Liverpool city council. The council is proposing to use its powers to upgrade to an 18-certificate the classification of films “if they depict images of tobacco smoking”, in order to protect the vulnerable youth of Merseyside from exposure to [...]