Whether enjoyed in cigars or kreteks, snus or hookahs, cigarettes or beedis, dipped, chewed, or sniffed, tobacco is used by more than 1 billion people across the world (WHO). The addictive nicotine found in tobacco provides pleasure to its users by triggering the release of opioids and dopamine in the brain (Smoking).
Researchers are exploring medicinal and nutritional uses for tobacco, which has been identified by economists as one of the top ten crops grown in the United States according to its market value. December 2012 . . . Tobacco
- Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA).
- Breed’s Collection of Tobacco History Sites.
- Census of Horticultural Specialties (2009), NASS, USDA, 2010 - The census provides the only comprehensive, detailed data on U.S. floriculture, nursery and specialty crop production at the national and state levels.
- Crop Production Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Crop Values Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Ag Service, USDA.
- Statistical Database-Agriculture, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), United Nations.
- Tobacco Costs and Returns Data, ERS, USDA.
- Tobacco Yearbook Data Tables, ERS, USDA, 2005.
Links checked August 2018.