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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Cigarette tax rate can reduce cigarettes consumption

Experts from China’s State Administration of Taxation and the University of California, Berkeley unveiled a report, Tobacco tax and its potential impact on China, in Beijing last December. In the report, they called for a substantial increase in the cigarette tax rate in order to reduce cigarette consumption in China.
According to the experts, if China’s [...]

No Tobacco Use

Health ministers made a declaration on tobacco control in Africa the continent yesterday in Yaounde.
A lot is still undone as regards tobacco control in Africa. Statistics indicate that 25 per cent of youths are tobacco consumers in Africa. Dr Luis Sambo, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa says tobacco users suffer from chronic [...]

Electronic cigarettes are illegal

Electronic cigarettes are an unregistered pharmaceutical product and it is illegal for the public to possess them, the Health Department warns.
Two people were arrested for selling electronic cigarettes, Health Department director Lam Ping-yan said at a press conference yesterday.
The items in question are cigarette-shaped electronic devices that atomise nicotine into an aerosol. No burning is [...]

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

People who are exposed to secondhand smoke may be more likely to have cognitive impairments than their peers, discount cigarettes smokers, a new study showed.
This study doesn’t prove that secondhand smoke exposure causes cognitive impairment, but it does show that cognitive impairment was more common among nonsmokers and former smokers with high levels of cotinine, [...]

Philip Morris Int’l profit falls nearly 8 percent

Philip Morris International Inc.’s CEO said Wednesday that the stronger dollar shrank the company’s profit from selling cigarettes in other currencies and it will drag down profit this year again.
When the dollar’s value rises in relation to other currencies, profits from sales in those currencies is diminished as they are translated back into dollars.
The company [...]

Cigarette prices rise ahead of looming taxes

Though a federal cigarette tax hike remains weeks away, at least two U.S. cigarette makers already have upped prices and another is cutting some wholesaler discounts as demand drops.
Both Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, and Lorillard Inc., which makes Newport cigarettes, increased their carton and pack prices in recent days.
Neither company would [...]

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