Tobacco Substance And Its Effects

893 WordsNov 23, 20154 Pages
Nicotine is a toxic oil like liquid that is colorless or yellowish, it is the active component of tobacco. This chemical acts as a stimulant when given in a small portion, but in larger amounts blocks the activity of autonomic and skeletal muscle cells. Nicotine has stimulant and calming effects. Tobacco substance is also a legal product that is used remarkable by a number of people. Nicotine is a chemical that is produced inside of a tobacco leaf, it is also known as Nicotiana Tabacum, which was native to South America but now widely cultivated. Nicotiana Rustica, a small leaf species from the West Indies and eastern North America is a second common sort of nicotine grown today; there are a total of sixty ways to cultivate this product. Nicotine is named after Jean Nicot a french physician, and early advocate of the substance. While the word tobacco was adopted from the spanish but cultivated by the Native Americans long before. There are four main types of tobacco snuff, chewing, cigars and cigarettes. Snuff is a type of tobacco that is inhaled through the nasal, made from the ground or pulverised from tobacco leaf. “Snuff” is derived from the word insufflated which refers to blowing a substance into the body, in this case the nasal cavity. Snuff started to be distributed to huge amounts of people during the 18th century. This tobacco product has an image as a wellborn luxury that attracted the first U.S. federal tax on tobacco which was created in 1794. By the
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