Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

APRIL 13, 2019

The history of tobacco is the history of Jamestown and of Virginia. No one staple or resource ever played a more significant role in the history of any state or nation. The growth of the Virginia Colony, as it extended beyond the limits of Jamestown, was governed and hastened by the quest for additional…

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History of pipe smoking

History of pipe smoking

APRIL 03, 2019

Tobacco Pipes by Ivor Noël Hume The author holds a long clay churchwarden pipe, which is among the most fragile of eighteenth-century artifacts. Elizabethans called a pipe a little Ladell. Gunsmith Richard Frazier uses a taper to light a later version, with larger bowl and longer stem. Antiquaries…

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Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

MARCH 24, 2019

Tobacco and nicotine addiction is a chronic disease and is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Massachusetts and in the nation. Seventy-seven percent of adult smokers in Massachusetts report they want to quit and 60% try each year. In fact, when a smoking cessation benefit was added…

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History of tobacco smoking

History of tobacco smoking

MARCH 14, 2019

Tobacco, one of the most important cash crops in American farming, is native to the North and South American continents. It first became known to the rest of the world when European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries saw it being used as a medicine and as a hallucinogen by Native Americans. The explorers returned to Europe with the new-found plant and it quickly was adopted…

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Cigarette Health warnings

Cigarette Health warnings

MARCH 04, 2019

Federal regulators unveiled nine graphic warnings that must be on cigarette packaging and advertisements by September 2012.* The warning above shows healthy lungs (left) and the diseased lungs of a smoker. View the Warning Labels on Flickr. Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Consumer Updates RSS Feed Share copies of this article (573 KB) View the warning labels On This Page: Consumers…

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Ban on public smoking

Ban on public smoking

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Juniper StreetHere is paternalism in action against the lower orders: Smoking would be prohibited in public housing homes nationwide under a proposed federal rule to be announced on Thursday, a move that would affect nearly one million households and open the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Since the federal government…

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History of tobacco use in American

History of tobacco use in American

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

(Adapted from Tobacco Timeline by Gene Borrio.) The native people of the Americas considered tobacco a gift from the Great Spirit, and they used it in their religious practices. Today, experts believe that the tobacco we know began growing about 8, years ago. Although other plants around the world contain small amounts of nicotine, the drug in tobacco, tobacco is native…

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Background information on smoking

Background information on smoking

FEBRUARY 02, 2019

Nearly 21% of adults in the United States smoke, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking had steadily declined among adults in recent years; though the trend has stalled between 2004 and 2006, according to the latest CDC report there was a 1% drop in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults in 2007. The addictive effects…

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Cigarettes tobacco

Cigarettes tobacco

JANUARY 23, 2019

Cigarettes A cigarette is any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any substance not containing tobacco. It is the most widely used tobacco product in the United States. Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7, chemicals. Hundreds are toxic. About 70 are known to cause cancer. Learn more about the health effects of smoking cigarettes. The chemicals in cigarette…

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