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.
- Satisfies cravings
- Can give a sense of stress relief
- oral comfort
With long term use, there is potential for:
- Heart disease
With short term use
- coughing/wheezing due to extra accumulation of phlegm
- unpleasant odour
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.
Tobacco is usually smoked or the leaves are chewed and ingested.