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  Tobacco - MSN Encarta
Tobacco, plant grown commercially for its leaves and stems, which are rolled into cigars, shredded for use in cigarettes and pipes, processed for chewing, or ground into snuff, a fine powder that is inhaled through the nose.
Tobacco plants are susceptible to attack from a wide range of insects and bacterial, fungal, and viral diseases.
Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco, which are smoked; snuff, which is inhaled into the nose; and chewing tobacco, which is chewed but not swallowed.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562287/Tobacco.html   (1337 words)

  
  Tobacco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tobacco leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of a cigar or cigarette, or in a smoking pipe, or in a water pipe or a hookah.
Tobacco is also chewed, "dipped" (placed between the cheek and gum), and sniffed into the nose as finely powdered snuff.
The substantially increased risk of developing cancer as a result of tobacco usage seems to be due to the plethora of nitrosamines and other carcinogenic compounds found in tobacco and its residue as a result of anaerobic heating, either due to smoking or to flue-curing or fire-curing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tobacco   (5576 words)

  
 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
Tobacco is the common name of the plant Nicotiana tabacum and to a limited extent Nicotiana rustica and the cured leaf that is used, usually after aging and processing in various ways for smoking, chewing, snuffing and the extraction of nicotine, the principal alkaloid of tobacco.(4) The species N.
Tobacco growth is restricted, by environmental factors, to about the latitudes of 60 degrees north to 45 degrees south, with the majority of the tobacco entering the world trade produced in the latitudes between 45 degrees north and 30 degrees south.
Tobacco is believed to be first used by the natives in the new world (Americas) by chewing or snorting the leaves for medicinal purposes by shamans or medicine men.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/tobacco.htm   (1475 words)

  
 TOBACCO: Colonial Cultivation Methods
Tobacco may have made the smoker carefree, but it certainly was responsible for many a wrinkle on the brow of a planter in Virginia.
Tobacco was a finicky crop which required a large work force, an experienced overseer with excellent judgment, a sizable acreage and a certain amount of plain good luck.
At last, when the tobacco was ready, and during a period of damp weather, workers struck the tobacco and laid the leaves on the floor of the tobacco barn to sweat for a week or two.
www.nps.gov /archive/colo/Jthanout/TobaccoCultivation.html   (1969 words)

  
 Tobacco
Tobacco is one of the most physiologically damaging substances used by man. When smoked in cigarettes it is the chief cause of lung cancer.
The tobacco did not have to be smoked; the Indians knew (and the sailors learned) that the craving is assuaged when tobacco is chewed, or taken as snuff–––; ground to a powder and inhaled.
Tobacco smokers who learn to smoke opium or marijuana go right on smoking tobacco in addition––– clear evidence, surely, that it is something in the tobacco rather than the act of smoking which underlies the addiction.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/Library/studies/cu/cu23.html   (2591 words)

  
 Tobacco | CESAR
Tobacco is a plant that was originally native to the Americas, and many Native Americans thought of the plant as a gift from the "Great Spirit" and used it in religious ceremonies.
Tobacco is most often smoked, usually in the form of cigarettes, cigars, or in pipes.
Chewing tobacco or "dip" is a form of smokeless tobacco, in which the user holds the tobacco in his/her mouth, absorbing nicotine thorough the gums and tongue.
www.cesar.umd.edu /cesar/drugs/tobacco.asp   (1440 words)

  
 IPRC Home -> Resources -> Drug Information -> Alcohol
Tobacco, from the plant Nicotinia Tabacum, is a green broadleaf plant with white fl owers.
Smokeless tobacco, typically chewing tobacco or snuff, is a dip of fi nely ground tobacco placed between the gum and cheek.
Tobacco use accounts for about one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States and is the single most preventable cause of premature deaths.
www.drugs.indiana.edu /resources/druginfo/drugs/tobacco.html   (1136 words)

  
 Tobacco - Drug Info - Parents - The Anti-Drug
In 1989, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report that concluded that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, such as cigars, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco, are addictive and that nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction.
Nicotine is absorbed readily from tobacco smoke in the lungs, regardless of whether the tobacco smoke is from cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
With regular use of tobacco, levels of nicotine accumulate in the body during the day and persist overnight thus exposing daily smokers to the effects of nicotine for 24 hours each day.
www.theantidrug.com /drug_info/drugs_tobacco.asp   (444 words)

  
 Basic Facts About Drugs: Tobacco
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States.
The latter is the most cultivated of the two and the source of all the tobacco produced in the U.S. The raw leaves are dried and shredded and then rolled into cigarettes or cigars, or packaged as pipe or chewing tobacco or as snuff.
Among the harmful gases in tobacco smoke are nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and cyanide.
www.acde.org /common/Tobacco.htm   (1278 words)

  
 Greek tobacco
The economic and social importance of tobacco cultivation is particularly significant for Greece.
The number of tobacco producers and the area under cultivation in 2001 were 58,697 and 54,762 hectares respectively, compared to 71,697 and 76,290 hectares for 1990.
The quantities of the tobacco purchased by enterprises in the sector amounted to 120,313 tons in 2002, returning to the level of 1990, while in the interim period the figure had reached much higher levels.
greekproducts.com /b2b/tobacco.html   (580 words)

  
 Tobacco: Prevention, Cessation
Nicotine is absorbed readily from tobacco smoke in the lungs, and it does not matter whether the tobacco smoke is from cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated intervention.
Tobacco dependence treatments are both clinically effective and cost-effective relative to other medical and disease prevention interventions.
www.learnwell.org /tobacco.htm   (2472 words)

  
 TOBACCO: The Early History of a New World Crop
However, it was perceived, by the end of the seventeenth century tobacco had become the economic staple of Virginia, easily making her the wealthiest of the 13 colonies by the time of the American Revolution.
Tobacco, whose goodnesse mine own experience and triall induces me to be such, that no country under the Sunne, may, or doth affoord more pleasant, sweet and strong Tobacco, then I have tasted.
Although Sir Thomas Dale, deputy-governor of Virginia, initially limited tobacco cultivation in the fear that the settlers would neglect basic survival needs in their eagerness to finally get rich, 2,300 pounds of tobacco were exported to the Mother Country in 1615-16.
www.nps.gov /colo/Jthanout/TobaccoHistory.html   (1678 words)

  
 Stop Drugs.org - Tobacco
Tobacco is used in many forms, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and snuff.
Some of the many health hazards of tobacco are heart disease, cancer, lung disease, obstructive pulmonary and bronchial disease, gum and jawbone deterioration, gastrointestinal disease, eating disorders, and allergic reactions.
The use of smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snuff, can be as dangerous as smoking, causing mouth lesions and cancer.
www.stopdrugs.org /tobacco.html   (253 words)

  
 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Tobacco - Herb Profile and Information
Tobacco is an annual, with a long fibrous root, stem erect, round, hairy, and viscid; it branches near the top and is from 3 to 6 feet high.
Tobacco was once used as a relaxant, but is no longer employed except occasionally in chronic asthma.
Formerly Tobacco in the form of an enema of the leaves was used to relax muscular spasms, to facilitate the reduction of dislocations.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/t/tobacc21.html   (838 words)

  
 North Carolina Tobacco
In 2004, North Carolina flue-cured tobacco farmers raised 151,400 acres with an average yield of 2,258 lbs.
Burley tobacco farmers in the state raised 5,300 acres for an average yield of 1,450 lbs.
There are approximately 286,500 tobacco farms with assigned quota in the United States with North Carolina having approximately 40,829 tobacco farms with quota.
www.ncagr.com /markets/commodit/horticul/tobacco   (216 words)

  
 Tobacco Talk
Tobacco is an easy plant to grow but it's not a simple plant, it has a mystique about it that's undeniable.
This is also where some of the finest smoking and chewing tobaccos are grown, mostly by the Amish.
Amos was a nice guy and still is. We talked about tobacco and he gave me a few plants to take home and try.
tobaccotalk.itgo.com   (1969 words)

  
 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Tobacco
U.S. Tobacco Import Update 2003/04 examines the role of foreign tobacco in the U.S. tobacco industry during the 2003/04 crop year.
U.S. Tobacco Industry Responding to New Competitors, New Challenges discusses policy options for bringing the tobacco program into the 21st century with a focus on a quota buyout.
Tobacco growers are facing tough times as cigarette consumption shrinks and foreign producers edge them out of formerly lucrative markets.
www.ers.usda.gov /briefing/tobacco   (424 words)

  
 TOBACCO
Nicotine is the active ingredient in tobacco that acts as a stimulant on the heart and nervous system.
Tobacco use is responsible for more than twice the number of deaths caused by AIDS, alcohol, motor vehicle accidents, homicide, drugs and suicide combined.
Of the 430,000 deaths attributable each year to smoking, 36 percent are from cancer, 28 percent from cardiovvascular disease, and 17 percent are from chronic lung disease.
www.sayno.com /tobacco.html   (520 words)

  
 Heirloom Tobacco Seed from the New Hope Seed Company
Tobacco farming is deeply rooted in our family’s history and has supported us for many generations until only recently.
Our family’s heritage of growing tobacco as a cash crop continued until 2002 when after 150+ years and many, many generations of tobacco farmers it all came to an end.
After raising tobacco for over 35 years myself, I was the last one in the family to grow tobacco for farm income.
www.newhopeseed.com /tobacco/index.htm   (481 words)

  
 Native American Sacred Uses of Tobacco, Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ceremonies using tobacco invoke a relationship with the energies of the universe, and ultimately the Creator, and the bond made between earthly and spiritual realms is not to be broken.
Tobacco is offered when you ask someone to do a ceremony for you, such as a name-giving, drumming or singing for someone, to do a smudging ceremony, a sweatlodge or sacred pipe ceremony; any ceremony.
Tobacco is given when you appreciate a teaching from an elder or even a younger person if you value what that person has told you.
www.geocities.com /redroadcollective/SacredTobacco.html   (4005 words)

  
 InfoFacts - Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
Through the use of cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco, nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States.
Findings for high school youth indicate that 25.9 percent of 8th-graders, 38.9 percent of 10th-graders, and 50.0 percent of 12th-graders had ever smoked cigarettes when asked in 2005.** These figures were lower for all three grades from 2004 data, and for 8th-graders and 12th-graders, the decreases were statistically significant.
In 1988, the Surgeon General concluded that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, such as cigars, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco, are addictive and that nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction.
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/tobacco.html   (1771 words)

  
 tobacco - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Tobacco, plant grown commercially for its leaves and stems, which are rolled into cigars, shredded for use in cigarettes and pipes, processed for...
Smoking causes up to 30 percent of cancer deaths in the United States and Canada, making tobacco smoke the most lethal carcinogen in North America....
In Virginia and Maryland, most yeoman and tenant farm families grew tobacco for export to Europe.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=tobacco   (176 words)

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