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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Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production

SRTP addresses the social and environmental issues associated with leaf growing and processing, and reaches around 300,000 farmers who supply all the leaf we buy. The programme covers many topics including good agricultural practices; appropriate use of agrochemicals; environmental, occupational health and safety standards; farmers’ standard of living; child labour; and afforestation initiatives.
In 2008, we [...]

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

2008 saw further development of the global tobacco control agenda set by the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The FCTC came into force in 2005 and, by the end of 2008, 162 governments (known as Parties) had ratified the treaty. The FCTC contains provisions aimed at reducing both the supply of [...]

31.3 percent of adult Turks smoke, study reveals

In Turkey, 31.3 percent of people — 15.2 percent of women and 47.9 percent of men — age 15 and over smoke occasionally or every day, a survey has revealed. The survey was conducted in 14 countries, including Turkey, as part of a project initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for [...]

State Senate OK’s $1 cigarette-tax increase

The Florida Senate unanimously voted Thursday to raise the state cigarette tax $1 per pack in an historic vote on a bill that two years ago couldn’t even get a hearing.
The 39-0 vote came despite intense lobbying from Big Tobacco, a stinging letter of disapproval from Republican anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, and obvious opposition from [...]

Swedes accuse European Union of snuffing out smokeless tobacco

Few things get Swedish snus users more riled up than the European Union’s ban on oral snuff, and Trade Minister Ewa Bjorling is no exception.
As Stockholm prepares to host the rotating EU presidency in July, Bjorling is spearheading a campaign to lift the bloc’s prohibition on snus, a moist tobacco product as steeped in Swedish [...]

Smokeless Tobacco Use

Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that is chewed, placed in the oral cavity outside the gums, or inhaled or snorted through the nose rather than smoked. The Surgeon General reported that use of smokeless tobacco “is not a safe substitute for cigarette smoking, can cause cancer and a number of [...]

TOBACCO INDUSTRY EFFORTS TO THWART EFFECTIVE TOBACCO CONTROL

Effective tobacco control is, almost by definition, antithetical to the economic interests of the
tobacco industry, associated industries, and entities or persons working to further the tobacco
industry’s agenda. Those interests depend largely on the prosperity of the tobacco industry and
its means for ensuring its real or perceived commercial well-being. The primary goal of tobacco
control is to [...]

Smokeless tobacco target for tax increase

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. doesn’t need a crystal ball to forecast the likely outcome of its accelerated push into smokeless tobacco.
As the leader in next-generation smokeless products, the company knows that a higher profile, whether for the discount moist-snuff Grizzly brand or Camel Snus, is going to create a bigger bull’s-eye for federal and state [...]

World Conference on Tobacco OR Health meeting

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today announced plans to increase the availability of their therapeutic nicotine products to reach more than 800 million people world-wide over the next four years. The announcement was made at the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health meeting held this year in India, a country on pace to see nearly one million [...]

Smokeless Tobacco Use

Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that is chewed, placed in the oral cavity outside the gums, or inhaled or snorted through the nose rather than smoked. The Surgeon General reported that use of smokeless tobacco “is not a safe substitute for cigarette smoking, can cause cancer and a number of [...]

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