Tobacco history facts

Tobacco history facts

FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Nicotine was isolated from tobacco leaves ( Nicotiana tabacum ) in 1828, but the powerful effects of nicotine were already well recognized. The tobacco plant is native to the Americas and its use as a medicine and stimulant goes back at least 2 years and most likely many millennia before that. South…

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Smoking pack History

Smoking pack History

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Below is a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about the smoking pack years calculator. This version was prepared by Dr Nigel Masters and Catherine Tutt RN, RM and updated on 21st May 2007. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and premature mortality in developed and…

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History of tobacco Regulation

History of tobacco Regulation

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse THE BAN ON ADVERTISING Both the U.S. Public Health Service and Federal Trade Commission have annually reported findings to Congress since passage of the cigarette labeling law. The FTC recommended that the Act should be amended to: Warning: Cigarette Smoking…
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Smoking banned in restaurants

Smoking banned in restaurants

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Over the past decade, the focus of clean air action has shifted from restrictions on smoking to complete bans in workplaces, restaurants, or bars. Research has shown that simply posting warnings or providing people with educational materials about the health effects of smoking do not work as well as…

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Who invented smoking tobacco?

Who invented smoking tobacco?

FEBRUARY 09, 2017

Thanks to science of plant genetics, it is possible to answer this question. Researchers who study the changes in plants that occur as a result of cultivation have assigned a range of dates for the beginning of tobacco between 3, and 5, B.C. Tobacco was first grown in the Andes [source: Gately]. Chances…

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Cash crop history

Cash crop history

FEBRUARY 05, 2017

The farming methods employed differ from farmer to farmer and from country to country. In developing countries, many traditional farmers continue to adopt their customary practices. But in highly industrialized countries, intensive cultivation and mechanized farming are common. This is so with large plantations operated by multinational companies and by individuals having sufficient…

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2007 smoking ban

2007 smoking ban

FEBRUARY 01, 2017

Heart attack rates in the UK have fallen by up to 42 per cent since the 2007 smoking ban, major research suggests. A review of 77 studies found that reduced exposure to passive smoking has caused a “significant reduction” in heart problems across the population. Several of the studies found that non-smokers and ex-smokers gained most the benefits. The introduction of national…

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Link between smoking and lung cancer

Link between smoking and lung cancer

JANUARY 28, 2017

It seems obvious now that smoking is bad for you. But, back in the first half of the last century, things were different. Medical textbooks were largely empty on the subject, and smoking was often seen as part of growing up. Alfred McTear, who died in 1993 of lung cancer at the age of 48, smoked 60 cigarettes a day. At the time of his death, he was in the process of suing Imperial…

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The history of cigarettes

The history of cigarettes

JANUARY 24, 2017

The use of tobacco for smoking has been practiced for centuries. The tobacco plant has been grown in America since the 17th century and tobacco has been used in various forms since. The form of smoking tobacco by rolling the leaves in fine paper was frequently done by hand for those who practiced it, which limited the habit of smoking. In 1865, a man named Washington Duke from…

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