Nowadays there is an increasingly widespread culture of acceptance of death when it comes to terminal patients whose conditions can no longer be treated with advances in medical science. In those moments, many people affirm that they want to spend their last days assisted in their physical needs, enjoy the company of their loved ones, order pending issues, and surround themselves with a spiritual environment outside the hospitals where they are treated.
Tobacco was discovered by Europeans on their voyages of exploration to what they called the New World. Since ancient times, it was cultivated in the Antilles, in the Andes and in North America where it was used in religious ceremonies, celebration of marital ceremonies, births or as a sign of closing agreements, everyone knows the expression “smoking the pipe of peace” . Europeans were fascinated by the flavor that this plant gave off when burned and inhaled through the mouth, so they soon acquired the habit of smoking cigars, that is, rolls of dehydrated tobacco, also called cigars, habanos, or tobacco in pipes and promoted extensive cultivation of this plant in the Americas to market it.
Cancer is the common name given to a group of diseases in which an uncontrolled process is observed in the division of cells in the body. When changes occur in the normal cells of the body, they generate an abnormal growth that gives rise to a lump called a tumor. There are over a hundred documented types of cancer and tumors appear in all except leukemia (cancer of the blood). The word comes from the Greek oncos which means precisely tumor.