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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Tuesday 28th September Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Public Lecture

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Tobacco the Burning Issues

Tobacco The Burning Issues Explained -Dr. Leslie Rollock - Ministry of Health

Tobacco - the substance:-

  • From leaves of tobacco plant
  • Can be used as organic pesticide
  • Extract (nicotine tartrate) used in some medicines
  • Religious use among early native Americans
  • Now mostly recreational use – smoked, chewed, snuffed, sucked/dipped

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