U.S. smoking bans

U.S. smoking bans

JANUARY 12, 2018

Residents in parts of the United Kingdom will have to step out of the car for a cigarette break if they have young ones with them, under a new law taking effect Thursday. The law, which affects England and Wales, bans smoking in cars while children younger than 18 are present, according to BBC News…

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History of cigarettes

History of cigarettes

DECEMBER 23, 2017

Tobacco marketers featured healthy, vigorous, fun-loving people in their ads. Often these were celebrity figures from sports and entertainment fields, other times they featured actors portraying physicians, dentists, or scientists. Some ads tapped into concerns about weight gain; some portrayed the middle-class…

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Where does tobacco come from?

Where does tobacco come from?

DECEMBER 03, 2017

In The Beginning Tobacco is a plant that grows natively in North and South America. It is in the same family as the potato, pepper and the poisonous nightshade, a very deadly plant. The seed of a tobacco plant is very small. A 1 ounce sample contains about 300, seeds! It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6, B.C.! As early as 1 B.C., American Indians…

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States that ban smoking in public places

States that ban smoking in public places

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

We re halfway there, say those who advocate state bans on smoking in public spaces. According to a report out this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 states have passed laws banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars during the past 10 years. If the trend continues, the entire nation could have similar bans by 2020, the report stated. Another…

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Tobacco Health Risks

Tobacco Health Risks

OCTOBER 24, 2017

Main content Tobacco has many negative side-affects that you should be aware of before using it. It is especially important to learn the inherent risks of using tobacco since it is both highly addictive and may be a huge threat to your health. Addiction Nicotine in tobacco – a strong poison – is . It stimulates the same areas of the brain as cocaine and amphetamines, and tolerance…

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Cigarettes Leaves

Cigarettes Leaves

OCTOBER 04, 2017

Graphic explains how electronic cigarettes work. (Image via AP) E-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y…

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Dangers of smoking article

Dangers of smoking article

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Cigarette smoking has disastrous consequences: It damages just about every organ of the body and leads to the general deterioration of the smoker s health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly one of every five deaths in the United States, or about 438, deaths every year. Cigarette smoking is deadlier…

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Smoking scenes in popular movies

Smoking scenes in popular movies

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

The European Union has inched closer to America — at least regarding their stance on smoking. The European Parliament is banning menthol and other flavored cigarettes. They’re also setting their sights on “slim” cigarettes, and hoping to regulate e-cigarettes. It’s a bold move for a continent populated with the world’s biggest smokers and drinkers. We know smoking is detrimental…

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How Tobacco is made?

How Tobacco is made?

SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Neurons in our brains that respond to the effect of nicotine. Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world. In 2007, four countries—China, Brazil, India, and the United States—produced two-thirds of the world’s tobacco. Tobacco is currently grown in 16 states in the United States. The largest tobacco-producing states are Kentucky and North Carolina. They account for 71%…

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