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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Smoking ban in effect

As of today, smoking is banned in bars and restaurants in Rock Hill and most of York County. While that will inconvenience some smokers, it represents a big victory for public health.
The decision to ban smoking in public buildings did not occur overnight. City and county officials first had to wait to see whether the [...]

Tobacco giants ‘targeting youth in developing world’

Nearly half of the world’s smokers live in three countries - China, India and Indonesia - and many are picking up the habit at a very young age.
In China, one in 10 boys aged 14 are smokers, and in Indonesia a third of students report taking their first puff before the age of 10.
As smoking [...]

Baghdad Fights Troubling Tobacco Trend Among Youth

Nearly seven percent of adolescent Iraqis have smoked shisha, and more than three percent have smoked tobacco, raising concerns among health officials about future diseases that could arise as a result.

This was one of the findings of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey carried out recently by Iraq’s Ministry of Health.

Shisha, also known as a water [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Punitive Damages Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court today dismissed the company’s appeal of a 1999 punitive damages award of $79.5 million to the family of a individual smoker in a case known as Williams.
“While we had hoped for a different outcome, the Supreme Court has decided not to review a narrow procedural ruling by the state court. Today’s [...]

Jobs or lives? Tobacco makes its case against regulation

Tobacco manufacturing jobs, which pay more than twice the average salary of other private industries in North Carolina, are “under siege” by tax increases and other government proposals, growers and their advocates told lawmakers here Thursday.
“The last thing North Carolina, or any state, needs right now is more lost jobs,” North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve [...]

Verona approv a smoking ban

The Verona City Council Monday unanimously approved a smoking ban in the city, making it the fifth city in Dane County to do so.
The ban, which will take effect Aug. 15, will prohibit smoking in all public places and places of employment, including bars, restaurants, stadiums and parks.
Before passing the ban, the council drastically reduced [...]

Big Tobacco lit the Fairness Doctrine

No one has seen a cigarette ad on TV since New Year’s Day 1971, when a ban on such ads by Congress went into effect. Congress usually gets the credit for “defeating” the tobacco companies, yet the ban was actually sought by Big Tobacco because of the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine — and the efforts of [...]

Illegal cigarettes runners

Mounties are seeing more bold attempts by cigarette smugglers to outrun federal cops, who in 2008 seized 46% more contraband smokes in the Cornwall area.
“We can’t ignore the problem because it’s in our face here in Cornwall,” said Sgt. Michael Harvey of that city’s RCMP detachment.
Police are starting to see more crooks use “scout” [...]

Mesquite City Council passes a stricter smoking ban

The Mesquite City Council passed a stricter smoking ban, at its regular meeting Monday.
The new ordinance takes affect June 14 and will replace the current ordinance that was put into place in 1989. The ordinance bans smoking in all public places with the exception of bingo halls and retail tobacco stores whose primary activity is [...]

Convention on Tobacco Control

In November 2008, 160 nations agreed to guidelines under the World Healt Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which took effect in 2003, to block tobacco industry interference in global health policies and implementation of the global tobacco treaty. However, in a report released Saturday, WHO officials said the tobacco industry has employed economic power, [...]


Tobacco industry interference strategies should be monitored and strategies adopted to
counter them. Monitoring the activities of the industry can be resource- intensive, with elusive
targets and great challenges. A few governments require the tobacco industry to disclose
information on lobbying activities, campaign contributions, advertising and promotional
expenditures, smoke emissions and additives; however, none formally requires any
form of admission [...]

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