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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My tobacco bill is better than Rep. Waxman’s

Your March 19th editorial entitled “Burr, Hagan tobacco bill bad for consumers” drew some inaccurate conclusions pertaining to the regulation of tobacco, and I want to make sure your readers have all the facts.
One thing is certain, and that is if improved public health is the goal, the Waxman bill misses the mark. A major [...]

Bill that could “fix” a mistake made in a smoking ban

While Marion County delegates haven’t developed a time machine to take us all back to last spring, they have introduced a bill that could “fix” a mistake that was made when a smoking ban was passed without any regard for public opinion.
And not only would it “fix” our mistake, it would prevent any other county in [...]

Calls to quit smoking up since tax hike

A dramatic increase in the number of calls to a smoking cessation hotline since a nearly $86 million increase in state tobacco taxes went into effect has the state Health Department close to running out of money to run the operation.
The department needs about $1 million pay the California company contracted to run the hotline [...]

Negotiations in FDA Tobacco Bill

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed legislation earlier this week that would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the tobacco industry. In the wake of the passage, NACS — the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, emphasized the fight it made for retailers last year to achieve a number [...]

Japan Recommend Smoking Ban in Hospitals and on public transport

Japan’s health ministry will recommend smoking be banned in hospitals and on public transport, the Yomiuri newspaper said, without citing anyone.
The ministry will this month provide a list of facilities that should ban smoking to local governments, the newspaper said. Restaurants and hotels will be advised to limit their smoking areas, the report said.
In 2002, [...]

Altria raising price of cigarettes

Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco company, will raise prices on Marlboro and 17 brands on March 9 ahead of an increase in federal tobacco excise taxes.
Altrias Philip Morris USA will charge distributors 71 cents more for a pack of Marlboro, the top-selling U.S. cigarette, Parliament, Virginia Slims and six other varieties, said Bill [...]

Tacoma say - smoke-free housing options

Tacoma City Human Rights and Human Services Department recently briefed city leaders on “smoke-free housing options.”
During the meeting Monday, the department made no recommendations, said executive director John Briehl, and the city made no motions.
Still, the idea of a smoking ban has stirred mixed reactions in at least one landlord.
“What Tacoma is doing I am [...]

House committee rejects alternative to FDA tobacco bill

The House Energy and Commerce committee today rejected a Republican substitute to the FDA tobacco bill by a vote of 13 in favor and 34 opposed.
The Republican amendment was offered by Rep. Steve Buyer of Indiana.
Buyer’s amendment would have created a new tobacco harm reduction center within the Department of Health and Human Services. The [...]

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