Popular names ‘Cigs’, ‘Blem’, ‘Fags’, ‘Cancer sticks’, ‘Smokes’, ‘Straights’
What is it?

Tobacco is the ingredient that is present in a number of different products including smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes, hookah/shisha pipes etc. The most common being the smoking cigarette. This is also the most addictive way to ingest tobacco.

The sought-after effects of tobacco are produced by nicotine, but the production of cigarettes (particularly hand rolled ones) means that other potentially toxic chemicals are also present.

Sought after effects
  • Satisfies cravings
  • Can give a sense of stress relief
  • oral comfort
Undesired effects

With long term use, there is potential for:

  • Addiction
  • Cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

With short term use

  • coughing/wheezing due to extra accumulation of phlegm
  • unpleasant odour
What does it look like?

Green leaves of the tobacco plant are dried and rubbed which produces a brown mixture. This mixture is rolled to create ready-made cigarettes or manually rolled by the user to create hand-rolled cigarettes. To crave the addiction to nicotine, there are a number of products that appear in the form of patches, chewing gum and mouth sprays, among others.

How is it taken?

Tobacco is usually smoked or the leaves are chewed and ingested.