tocacco plant Native American Tobaccoo flower, leaves, and buds

tocacco Tobacco is an annual or bi-annual growing 1-3 meters tall with large sticky leaves that contain nicotine. Native to the Americas, tobacco has a long history of use as a shamanic inebriant and stimulant. It is extremely popular and well-known for its addictive potential.

tocacco nicotina Nicotiana tabacum

tocacco Nicotiana rustica leaves. Nicotiana rustica leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco) leaves contain about 1 to 3%

tocacco cigar A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth. Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra, Philippines, and the Eastern United States.

tocacco Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotine tartrate it is used in some medicines. In consumption it may be in the form of cigarettes smoking, snuffing, chewing, dipping tobacco, or snus.

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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2009 First-Quarter Results

  • Reported diluted earnings per share of $0.74 versus $0.79 in 2008, including the items detailed on Schedules 4 and 9
  • Excluding currency, reported diluted earnings per share up 12.7%
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.74 versus $0.80 in 2008, including the items detailed on Schedule 8
  • Excluding currency, adjusted diluted earnings per share up 11.3%
  • Reaffirms its forecast for 2009 full-year diluted earnings per share of $2.85 to $3.00. Excluding currency, diluted earnings per share are projected to increase by 10%-14%
  • Spent a total of $1.3 billion to repurchase 36.7 million shares of its common stock in the quarter
  • Declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.54 during the quarter

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) today announced diluted earnings per share of $0.74 in the first quarter of 2009, down 6.3% from $0.79, including items detailed on the attached Schedule 4. Excluding currency, reported diluted earnings per share were up 12.7%. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.74, down 7.5% from 2008 adjusted earnings per share of $0.80. Excluding currency, adjusted diluted earnings per share were up 11.3%.

“Our quarterly results met our expectations and demonstrate that our performance on a constant currency basis remains robust, with net revenues, operating companies income and earnings per share up 6.3%, 8.8% and 12.7%, respectively,” said Louis Camilleri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“While the economic crisis naturally causes continued uncertainty, these results, combined with the geographic expansion of the new Marlboro architecture, support our confidence in our ability to meet our constant currency growth targets in 2009 and beyond.”

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