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Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world. Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant, and harmala alkaloids. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco. They can also be consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and snus. Tobacco use is a risk factor for many diseases, especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as many cancers. In 2008, the World Health Organization named tobacco as the world's single greatest preventable cause of death.
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- Conference Forum on Global Tobacco Control Policies; May 19 1997 www
Conference held in San Francisco on tobacco control. Forum on Global Tobacco Control Policies; May 19 1997.
- Held APHA Conference www
Held November 11-13, Conference, 2002; listing of sessions with abstracts. APHA Conference.
- Scientific Fire Injuries, Disasters, and Costs from Cigarettes and Cigarette Lights fires www
Scientific paper estimates the injuries, Injuries, Disasters, and Costs from Cigarettes and Cigarette Lights fires, deaths, and costs from smoking-attributable files. Fire Injuries, Disasters, and Costs from Cigarettes and Cigarette Lights fires.
- Smokers Smoking: The Health Effects www
Smokers in their 30s and 40s are five times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers. The Health Effects. Half of all smoking deaths are in middle age. Article from the BBC news summarizes. Smoking: The Health Effects.
- From History of Tobacco Regulation www
From the Schaffer Library of Drug Policy; covers the 1600s through the mid 1970s. History of Tobacco Regulation.
- Outline A Chronology of Tobacco in the Civilized World www
Outline of tobacco and tobacco industry history shows trends. A Chronology of Tobacco in the Civilized World.
- Collection Play it again www
Collection of recent quotes reveals some dark humor. again. E.g. "It's nice that while Philip Morris is killing about 200 000 people every year that they're also doing something for the homeless." Play it again.
- Column Dave Barry on "Dave" Cigarettes www
Column by humorist Dave Barry on Philip Morris's "Dave" cigarettes. Dave Barry on "Dave" Cigarettes.
- Updates FindLaw Legal News: Tobacco www
Updates on tobacco law from international to local, Legal News: Tobacco, tobacco ligitation updates, and tobacco industry documents that feature in tobacco law. FindLaw Legal News: Tobacco.
- Paper The Effect of Tobacco Advertising Bans on Tobacco Consumption www
Paper in the Journal of Health Economics; concludes that comprehensive bans reduce consumption, Effect of Tobacco Advertising Bans on Tobacco Consumption, limited bans have little or no effect. The Effect of Tobacco Advertising Bans on Tobacco Consumption.
- Recent Nicotine Perfectly Built for Addiction www
Recent research concludes "it would be difficult to design a better drug to promote addiction" than nicotine. Nicotine Perfectly Built for Addiction.
- Repository Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education www
Repository for scholarship published by the Center spanning policy and historical research, for Tobacco Control Research and Education, economics, and science. Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.
- Alexa: Tobacco Specific Substances
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Tobacco Specific Substances
- DMOZ: Tobacco Specific Substances
dmoz.org Directory: Tobacco Specific Substances