Cash crop history

Cash crop history

MAY 23, 2019

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…

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History of cigarettes in the United States

History of cigarettes in the United States

MAY 13, 2019

On a Saturday morning 50 years ago tomorrow, then Surgeon General Luther Terry made a bold announcement to a roomful of reporters: cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and probably heart disease, and the government should do something about it. Terry, himself a longtime smoker, spoke at a press conference…

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Smoked salmon History

Smoked salmon History

MAY 03, 2019

A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage. Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage. Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com There s a certain kind of…
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U.S. smoking bans

U.S. smoking bans

APRIL 23, 2019

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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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 of the 1860s attempted to date clay pipe bowls by their evolving shapes and…

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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 to MassHealth, over 40% of MassHealth smokers took advantage of it. However…

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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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