Tobacco

Tobacco is a plant within the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. There are more than 70 species of tobacco. Products manufactured from dried tobacco leaves include cigars, cigarettes, snuff, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and flavored shisha tobacco. Other uses of tobacco include plant bioengineering and ornamentals, while chemical components of tobacco are used in some pesticides and medications.The chief commercial species, N. tabacum, is believed to have been native to tropical America, like most nicotiana plants, but has been so long cultivated that it is no longer known in the wild. N.
Posts about Tobacco
  • Racism, American style

    … As someone who grew up in a small town in South Dakota, I confess a longstanding ignorance of the legitimate concerns and grievances of African Americans in the United States. I’ve never been racially profiled; no one has ever crossed the street to avoid walking by me on the sidewalk; I’ve never been called a nigger, and I’ve never had…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 10 readers -
  • Looking at Advertising and Teen Use of E-Cigarettes

    … for our purposes here, teens, are the most vulnerable to advertising because they want to be cool, to have the newest, latest, greatest thing. And this is precisely what the makers of e-cigarettes are hoping for in their use of advertising, now increasingly prevalent on the internet, promoting e-cigs to teens. A new study, released in the Journal…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 19 readers -
  • The E-cigarette Movement – A Safe Alternative?

    … from the FDA, e-cigarette manufacturers are free to formulate the vaping liquid and the electronic devices unsupervised. 2013: • The debate continues on the usefulness of e-cigs for smokers who want to quit. Research continues to show little evidence of smokers actually quitting tobacco by vaping. There was little evidence to support…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 16 readers -
  • Teens Being Lured with Tobacco Flavored Products

    … Researchers at the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products looked at data on 13,651 US teens surveyed on their use of tobacco products. The results confirm concerns about the growing use of e-cigarettes among teens and the way in which manufacturers are targeting teen smokers. The report, published recently in the Journal of the American Medical…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 43 readers -
  • FDA Tackles Tobacco Giant RJ Reynolds

    … A 2009 federal law gives the FDA authority to reject certain products if they pose greater public health risks than an existing comparable product. This law allows for an evaluation of a product when a manufacturer issues a ‘new and improved’ version or simply ‘revamps’ its product. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration used that power…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • What We Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes – – Let’s Flip the Script

    … to be flipped. We have to take a hard look at the dangers of e-cigarettes to our youth. We need to be worried less about cigarette smokers trying to break their addiction to tobacco and more about starting a bad habit that may be a slippery slope to cigarette smoking. We have to think about preteens and teens, with healthy lungs and unblemished…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Is Teen E-cigarette Use a Gateway for Tobacco Cigarettes?

    … By Greg Webb, August 12, 2015 The scientific community is still at odds over the benefits, and potential risks, of e-cigarettes. The biggest question continues to be whether using e-cigarettes helps to reduce the number of people smoking traditional cigarettes. The latest study focusing on teens does not offer any answers; in fact it raises new…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 11 readers -
  • CVS: Example of Corporate Courage, Dumps Big Tobacco and U.S. Chamber

    … fundamentally believe tobacco use is in direct conflict with this purpose.” On October 1, 2014, CVS stopped selling cigarettes and all tobacco products in their more than 7600 stores nationwide. “By removing tobacco products from our retail shelves, we will better serve our patients, clients and health care providers while positioning CVS Caremark…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 14 readers -
  • A Round Table Discussion with ATF

    …-Gun, USPSA, IDPA or other shooting sports. Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division I also had the opportunity to sit down with the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD). For Industry Members, if you’re looking to receive a determination on your product, you can expect it to take about 120 days. That means if you WANT…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 31 readers -
  • E-cigarettes: Tobacco Industry Using Chemicals to Boost Nicotine Addiction

    … and irritation of tobacco smoke.” These additives – pyrazine compounds – served as flavor enhancers for the “light” cigarettes, and are being used in e-cigarettes (e-cigs) today. Alpert and his team discovered that “Pyrazine compounds used as additives in tobacco products appear to enhance addiction by increasing product appeal and making it easier…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 15 readers -
  • Fox Guarding the Hen House: Who Approves the Safety of Food Ingredients?

    … store. And, by the way, who are these experts? The Center for Public Integrity, CPI, investigated this process and found that the “food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists – including several with ties to Big Tobacco – to determine whether additives it is adding to food products are safe.” We have tobacco experts ruling on food…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • Suitability Violation Results in $48 Million Award

    … adviser frauds go to the A.A.A. According to news reports, Family Endowment Partners and its founder, Lee Weiss, recommended the couple invest in a Polish startup company that sought to “revolutionize” the cigarette industry with a special filter comprised of herbs that allegedly made the tobacco smoke less toxic. Weiss is no newcomer…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Formaldehyde – a Carcinogen – Is Released in E-cigarettes’ Vapor

    … of Medicine (NEJM). The study, conducted by James F. Pankow, professor of chemistry and engineering at Portland State University in Oregon and “his colleagues, analyzed aerosolized e-liquid in ‘tank system’ e-cigarettes to detect formaldehyde-releasing agents in ‘hidden’ form at various voltages. ” Their research indicates that the exposure to formaldehyde…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • The Health Hazards of Common Household Cleaners

    … such as fingernail polish and hair smoothing products. It’s also found in many solvents, particle board, tobacco smoke, and mattresses. Exposure to formaldehyde can cause watery eyes, skin irritation, coughing, and wheezing. Long term exposure causes lung damage and impaired memory. It’s been suggested that cancer and leukemia result from overexposure…

    W. Winston Briggs Law- 23 readers -
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