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Tobacco Facts


Tobacco is a tall, leafy annual plant, originally grown in South and Central America.

86% of kids buy one of the three most heavily advertised brands of cigarettes.

Niocotine is commonly used as an insecticide.

In colonial America, tobacco was acceptable legal tender in several Southern colonies.

Nicotiana tabacum is used to produce cigarettes.

Withdrawal symptoms peak from 24 to 48 hours after stopping smoking and can last from three days up to four weeks.

Most smokers make an average of three or four quit attempts before becoming long-term non-smokers.

Tobacco grows from seeds so small that it takes 350,000 of them to make an ounce.

Nicotine, a powerful central nervous system stimulant found naturally in the tobacco leaf, is classified as a drug.

The first African slaves arrived in Virginia in 1619. The slaves were imported to work on tobacco plantations.

There are 4000 chemicals in tobacco with 100 identified poisons and 63 known drugs which cause cancer.

Kids are three times as sensitive to tobacco advertising as adults.
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