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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Renters breathe easy with no-smoking policy

Renters who abhor cigarette smoking can head to the South Loop to sign a lease at the new AMLI 900, Chicago’s first smoke-free apartment building.
The developer, AMLI Residential, says the 24-story highrise at 900 S. Clark was designed for those who want to live in a smoke-free environment. The building’s Breatheasy program strictly prohibits smoking [...]

Parents can still smoke while driving

House lawmakers yesterday voted down a bill that would ban adults from smoking cigarettes in cars in which children are riding. The bill failed on a narrow vote of 184-167.
On a busy session day, the House also overwhelmingly backed a bill that would ban text-messaging while driving by a vote of 222-137. (For more on [...]

Health and Human Services estimate the costs of secondhand smoke

Department of Health and Human Services puts a dollar estimate on the costs of secondhand smoke.

The report, which was released Monday, estimates $288.8 million is spent each year in the state to treat health conditions caused by exposure to secondhand smoke. Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Section [...]

Secondhand smoke carries high health price tag

According to a study released yesterday by the N.C. Division of Health and Human Services, secondhand smoke carries a $288.8 million price tag annually in North Carolina.
The study, North Carolina’s Secondhand Smoke Healthcare Cost Burden, also found that at least 107,067 North Carolinians are treated for conditions caused by secondhand smoke each year.
The study is [...]

New legislation about smoking in Virginia

New legislation goes into effect Dec. 1, 2009, to protect restaurant workers and patrons from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. The Virginia Department of Health offers these frequently asked questions and answers about the new law and the department’s role.
Can I smoke in a restaurant now?
Yes, if the restaurant has a smoking area. [...]

Workplace Smoke Analysis

The findings in this study revealed that fewer Wisconsin employees are working in places that allow smoking. In turn, these results imply that fewer employees are exposed to secondhand smoke while in the workplace. This trend was evident for all employees, regardless of region, sex, race/ethnicity, or education.
Yet, nearly one out of four persons employed [...]

Street children spend far more on tobacco than on nutritious food

These children spend more each month on snuff, mava, gutka and cigarettes than on meat, almost as much for khaini as for milk, and more for all forms of tobacco except masheri than on fruit or eggs,” said the survey ‘Choosing Tobacco over Food: Daily Struggles for Existence among the Street Children of Mumbai’.
The survey, [...]

Vermont begin restricting secondhand smoke at workplaces

A bill hitting the floor of the Vermont Senate next week would completely ban cigarette use and other forms of smoking at all workplaces across the state.
Vermont was one of the first states to begin restricting secondhand smoke at workplaces when it passed the Smokefree Workplace Act in 1987 – prohibiting the use of tobacco [...]

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