Political Issues: Tobacco


Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the 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. In consumption it most commonly appears in the forms of smoking, chewing, snuffing, or dipping tobacco, or snus. Tobacco has long been in use as an entheogen in the Americas. However, upon the arrival of Europeans in North America, it quickly became popularized as a trade item and as a recreational drug. This popularization led to the development of the southern economy of the United States until it gave way to cotton. Following the American Civil War, a change in demand and a change in labor force allowed for the development of the cigarette. This new product quickly led to the growth of tobacco companies, until the scientific controversy of the mid-1900s.

External Links to Anti Tobacco Issues

Anti Tobacco – Master Anti-Smoking Site for Teens of the Internet’s coolest anti-tobacco sites. Research your questions easily.

External Links to Pro Tobacco Issues

Pro Tobacco – Company posts pro-tobacco messages in Sichuan school. Jump to full article: Examiner.com (National), 2009-12-20. Author: Asia Headlines Examiner Glen …

Pro Tobacco – … Pro Snus is a smokeless spit less tobacco, which is pasteurized and portioned into a permeable pouch. To use snus, place pouch between the …

External Links to Non Partisan Issues

Non Partisan Tobacco – Tobacco Tax Act of 2006. Ballot summary. Facts & Analysis, For & Against, … Monitor public opinion through the latest statewide, non-partisan polls. …