The yellow stains on a smoker’s fingers and teeth is caused by the tar that results from smoking tobacco. Tar causes great damage to a person’s lungs as it kills the cilia, affecting breathing ability. The accumulation of this substance can be difficult to imagine, but a graphic video demonstrates for people the levels of tar that is extracted from approximately 20 packs … [Read more...] about How Much Tar in That Cigarette?
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The New Tobacco Laws Are Now Rolling Out Last year's Tobacco Control Act was crafted with prevention in mind targeting youth smokers. But, the new tobacco regulations that became effective in June 2010 may also encourage adults to stop smoking. I agree with Jeanne Sager of, "The Stir." She posted on her blog on June 25th that the effects of last week’s legislation of … [Read more...] about Family Friendly Sporting Events – No More Cigarette Ads
After 42 years, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ended a test to measure the amount of tar and nicotine in cigarettes. According to the Associated Press, the FTC decided to discontinue the testing for two reasons: the test itself was flawed, and tobacco companies could use the results to promote one brand of cigarette over another. The test was known as the Cambridge … [Read more...] about FTC Discontinues Tar and Nicotine Test
Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf, usually with a filter at the mouth end. In fact, they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine. Cigarette tobacco is blended from two main leaf varieties: yellowish 'bright', also known as Virginia where it was originally grown, contains … [Read more...] about Cigarette Ingredients and Composition