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Chewing Tobacco

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Brendan Gormley

on 27 April 2010

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Chewing Tobacco History of Chewing Tobaccco

* In 1571, A Spanish doctor named Nicolas Monardes wrote a book about the history of medicinal plants of the new world. In this he claimed that tobacco could cure 36 health problems * In the 1600’s Some areas of Europe used tobacco leaves as Money, since it was as valuable as gold! * In 1776 tobacco helped finance the American Revolution by serving as collateral for government loans * In the 1900’s spittoons became prevalent in public buildings and subway and trail cars. Spittoons are still located on the floor of the United States Senate, although now they are mainly ornamental.
* In 1836, New Englander Samuel Green stated that tobacco is an insecticide, a poison, and can kill a man
* In 1993, Major League Baseball banned all tobacco products from the Minor Leagues Surgeon General Warning: * First given to Christopher Columbus as a gift on October 15 1492 in the form of dried leaves.
In 1826, scientists were able to isolate nicotine in its pure form! Soon after it was revealed as a dangerous poison. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act went into effect in October 2009. Is a act that was passed by the FDA banning all colorful and attractive smokeless-tobacco advertisements to become only black and white. Starting in 2010 the smoke-less tobacco advertisements cannot be with in 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds. FACTS: (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Quitting_Smokeless_Tobacco.asp?sitearea=PED) The U.S. Surgeon General and other public health authorities have determined the follow the risks of smokeless tobacco: 1) Cause serious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases of the mouth, gums and teeth 2) May increase the risk of serious diseases when used in combination with smoking 3) Cause adverse reproductive effects and should not be used during pregnancy 4) are not a safe alternative to smoking. WARNING: Smokeless tobacco product users and potential smokeless tobacco product users should rely on these messages in making all tobacco-use related decisions.
This warning is not on smokeless tobacco products. In 1986 the General Suregon released, The Health Consequences of Using Smokeless Tobacco.
At this day and age the facts in it are outdated. It is the only report released by the Surgeon General.
(http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/B/F/D/_/nnbbfd.pdf) at the (http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/) website. http://www.sportsxpress.com/cms/103955/tobacco_is_unhealthy_in_any_form http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100414&content_id=9293952&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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