Thursday, December 9, 2010

Little known facts about Tobacco

What is Tobacco
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotine tartrate it is used in some medicines
Source: Wikipedia

10 Unknown Facts About Tobacco

  • Smoking Kills More People Than AIDS,Alcohol Use, Car Crashes, Murders, and Suicides Combined

  • 1 in 5 Deaths in the United States is a result of smoking

  • Smoking Cigarettes kill one in three long-term users

  • Cigarette companies spend more than $9.5 billion each year on Product Marketing

  • Christopher Columbus received tobacco as a gift from an indian tribe upon arrival to North America

  • In 1843: The molecular formula for nicotine was determined to be C10 H14 N2

  • In 1900: 41 of 45 States Banned Smoking, but all were repealed by 1927

  • In 1971: Cigarette advertisements were banned on radio and television.

  • In 1998: California became the first state to ban smoking in bars

  • In 2007: E-cigarettes, a vaporized form of nicotine gained popularity and continues to this day

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