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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Vermont’s lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds tobacco

R.J. Reynolds Inc. promoted its Eclipse cigarette as safer than other brands without the science to back up the claim as part of a strategy to keep people hooked on smoking, a lawyer for the state said Wednesday.
“Reynolds believed that Eclipse, if successful, would reduce the number of eventual quitters,” attorney Barney Brannen told Chittenden [...]

Board wants more powers

If some county commissioners get their way, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners rather than the county Board of Health could one day make decisions on where to allow smoking or how to regulate lead in housing.
A majority of the commissioners are asking the N.C. General Assembly for a change in existing legislation that would [...]

House panel passes tobacco regulation

A House panel passed a sweeping tobacco regulation bill Wednesday, putting it on pace for passage by the full House far earlier in the congressional session than last year.
After blocking repeated Republican attempts to delay or overhaul the legislation, the House Energy and Commerce committee voted 39-13 to give the Food and Drug Administration control [...]

Against Tobacco Industry

Just a few weeks ago, the California Supreme Court ruled that lawsuits under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act can only be filed by individuals who suffer real damage from unlawful business practices.
But during oral arguments on Tuesday it wasn’t clear where the court stood on applying that same rule to every participant of class actions [...]

Stop using electronic cigarettes

Hong Kong’s Department of Health Wednesday called on smokers not to use electronic cigarettes as the safety, efficacy and quality of such kind of product have to be established.
A spokesman for the department said Wednesday that initial laboratory analysis on an electronic cigarette sample revealed that it contained nicotine.

What Hurts Smokers And Helps Cigarette Companies?

Congress is about to begin deliberations of two competing approaches to tobacco regulation. The outcome of the debate will have an impact on business-and public health-for decades to come.
The first approach, known as the Kennedy-Waxman bill, will give the beleaguered Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco. On its face, this is a good [...]

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