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Wilson Tobacco Market Celebrated 125 Years of Foundation

In 1890 in September the Wilson Tobacco Market for the first time began to sell the golden tobacco leaf.  Most popular newspaper of the time was The Wilson Mirror published an advertisment which recommended tobacco growers to bring their crop to Wilson to sell it, because the market is closer to them and they would save money on warehouse fees. … Continue reading Continue reading

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2014 Tour de France to be Smoke-Free

On July 5 in Leeds, England, starts Tour de France and the organizers call on visitors to protect, respect and enjoy the environment on the most important sporting event for cyclists. No smoking will be permitted. There are expected thousands of spectators to enjoy the event along the section of B6138 and the A58 next to Blackstone Edge Reservoir during … Continue reading

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Several Counties Responsible for Smoking Rate Decline in the USA

Generally in the USA smoking rates are decreasing and this may be driven by just several counties with big populations or are part of larger cities. Recently the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted a study in which participated 5 million smokers in counties across the U.S. There were established rates of regular smokers, … Continue reading

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Famous People in Vintage Cigarettes Ads

50 years ago, on January 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report on the negative effects from smoking tobacco. When you look at cigarettes ads of 20th century you just get surprised about the attitude people had towards cigarettes. Cigarettes and smoking were so cool that many famous people advertised them. Take a look at them and … Continue reading

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Tobacco Sales Down in Minnesota, up in North Dakota

Since in Minnesota there were increased taxes on tobacco products, North Dakota reported cigarettes sales increase.  Therefore, it is too early to say if the tax increase has reduced the number of smokers.  North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s Office says that the number of cigarettes sold by distributors to retailers in August and September 2013 were up 12% and 5.5% respectively, … Continue reading

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Columbus Discovers Tobacco: Oct. 15, 1492

When Christopher Columbus along with his crew arrived in the New World on the island he called San Salvador (modern Cuba) he meet natives who gave him such presents as wooden spears, fruit and strange dried leaves with strong aroma. Strangers eat the fruit, but throw away the leaves as they did not know how to use it.   After several … Continue reading

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More People Smoking Cigarettes than Ever

There are actually more smokers nowadays than ever before, regardless of health warning labels on cigarette packs and the growing price of cigarettes. In 1980, nearly 4,650 billion cigarettes were smoked, which rose to about 6,500 billion in 2010. By 2020, there will be almost seven billion cigarette butts soiling the world. Currently there are two countries with the largest … Continue reading

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Different types of cigarettes use different types of tobacco

Caused by the diverse conditions in the different tobacco growing regions, tobacco leaves differ in size, thickness, colour, and flavour. Factors like the environment, the leaf’s position on the stalk, harvesting, drying, handling and processing, all have an effect on the quality of the leaf and finally the smoking product. The sugar and nicotine proportions of the leaf charge to … Continue reading

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How many people in the world smoke?

About 2.0 billion people smoke all around the world. The World Health Organization states that global prevalence is 48% for adult males and 12% for adult females, about 1/3 of the adults worldwide, making about 2.0 billion smokers around the world including child smokers. How many people in the world smoke? | Infographics Number of People Who Start Smoking Each … Continue reading

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No Evidence Electric Cigarettes Curb Smoking Addiction

There is no precise evidence that electric cigarettes are helpful in coping with smoking addiction and they should not be used by teenagers as they are still delivering nicotine, a research by the Italian Health Ministry reported on December 30. The devices frequently recognized as e-cigarettes have growing in popularity in Europe as well as the U.S. The Health Ministry … Continue reading

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