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Today Im going to talk to you about the silent killer The worlds most dangerous most widely used substance of abuse Forty-six million Americans are addicted to the invisible drug It is as addictive as cocaine and heroine yet its makers continue producing and distributing it nationwide The invisible drug is hidden within the leaf of a plant When its smoked it releases over two thousand chemical poisons along with one of the worlds most addictive drugs The silent killer is nicotine straight from the tobacco plant The American Indians were the first people known to cultivate and use tobacco It was inhaled smoked and chewed as early as 100 CE AD but has become more widespread since the early 1500s The modern tobacco plant had its beginnings in 1609 when the Englishman John Rolfe arrived in Jamestown Virginia Dissatisfied with the tobacco grown there Nicotiana rustica he cultivated a new species of tobacco Nicotiana tabacum the species grown worldwide today Today there are about 160000 tobacco farms in this nation The leading tobacco growing states are North Carolina and Kentucky followed by South Carolina and Virginia One reason that led to such a large amount of tobacco growth is that farmers make more money from tobacco crops than they do on food crops Based on 1979 prices the profit per acre is 1198 for tobacco 233 for peanuts and 72 for soybeans or corn Since then the price for tobacco has grown steadily to over 4000 per acre That said the tobacco companies combined create an over 45 billion industry The men who run it are some of the highest paid executive in America with some earning up to 25 million annually But while the tobacco industry is thriving the people smoking chewing and using the tobacco are not Teenagers and adults both suffer from tobacco usage healthwise and costwise But teens especially are suffering the most Each and every day 3000
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