Climate change remains a feature of the global political agenda. Addressing concerns around climate change means addressing energy use and, to a lesser extent, waste to landfill.
Peaple are working to reduce the impact and to better understand the potential business outcomes of a changing climate. In 2006, BAT analysed the potential risks to they business that could stem from changes in climate over the next 10 to 20 years, with the help of an environmental consultancy, ERM. This analysis concentrated on leaf operations, factories, direct materials supply, and business travel and freight. The potential impacts identified ranged from weather-related phenomena, such as changes in precipitation and extreme events, to regulatory issues such as levies on emissions.
One of aims is to reduce our CO2 equivalent. They have set a reduction target of 50 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050 from our year 2000 baseline of 1.38 tonnes per million cigarettes equivalent.
Having made substantial progress in the past – for example, reducing our CO2 equivalent by 32 per cent since 2000 – BAT think that achieving further similar large reductions will be difficult. They understand the concerns over the effectiveness of carbon offsetting and we will prioritise further reduction in emissions before consider investing in offsets.
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Tobacco InfoTobacco 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.
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%
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.
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.
Cigarettes are smoking products consumed by people and made out of cut tobacco leaves. Cigars are typically composed completely of whole-leaf tobacco. A cigarette has smaller size, composed of processed leaf, and white paper wrapping. The term cigarette refers to a tobacco cigarette too but it can apply to similar devices containing other herbs, such as cannabis.
Facts on Tobacco
I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself.
- Barbara Kelly
I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since.
To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life-work.
There's a lot of people who, a cigarette is about the only vacation they have.
Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.
Watching the smoke dance out of a cigarette is like watching a girl dance out of her dress.
Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases.
Coffee and tobacco are complete repose.