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Tobacco

Tobacco is a plant (Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica) that contains nicotine, an addictive drug with both stimulant and depressant effects. Traditional tobacco is used in small amounts in a variety of Indigenous cultural practices, such as tobacco ties, prayer sticks, smudges, sacred offerings and other methods.  

Commercial and recreational tobacco contains additional chemicals and are often harmful.

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