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Leaves of plants of the genus Nicotiana (esp Nicotiana tabacum).

Smoked by indians of the Antilles at the time of Columbus.


  • ~ 1/2 of high school students have tried tobacco (2013)
    • ~25% current tobacco users[4]
    • ~50% of current users used more than one tobacco product
    • cigarettes, cigars, & smokeless tobacco are the most common products used
    • electronic cigarettes were used at least once by 12%
    • current use was more common among boys than girls
  • ~20% of middle school students have tried tobacco (2013)


  • flavored tobacco popular in teens[2]
  • FDA is examining both the pros & cons of flavored tobacco products[5]

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  1. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, Miriam-Webster Inc. Springfield, MA 1990
  2. 2.0 2.1 King BA et al Flavored-Litte-Cigar and Flavored-Cigarette Use Among US Middle and High School Students. Journal of Adolescent Health 2013. 1-7 <PubMed> PMID: <Internet>
  3. FDA News Release: Feb. 21, 2014 FDA issues first orders to stop sale, distribution of tobacco products.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Arrazola RA et al Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2013 MMWR. Weekly. November 14, 2014 / 63(45);1021-1026
  5. 5.0 5.1 FDA Statement. March 20, 2018 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, by exploring options to address the role of flavors - including menthol- in tobacco products.
    Food and Drug Administration. March 21, 2018 Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products