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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BULGARIA: Govt Forced Down on Genetically Modifed Crops

Budapest, - Campaigning by environmental groups and the general public has weakened the determination of the Bulgarian government to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in this country. In January 2010, the Bulgarian parliament voted, on a first reading, legislation allowing the release of GM organisms into the environment. But as the law [...]

Slippery slopes of tobacco

Tobacco leaves, fetching high prices ranging from Rp 20,000 to Rp 100,000, have transformed Temanggung regency into a tobacco-producing center, with many local farmers — who have lived in the mountains for generations — eking a living out of this crop. As a result, the slopes of the regency’s Mount Sindoro, Mount Sumbing and Mount [...]

The war on cigarette smuggling

One cigarette in every ten sold in the European Union has been illegally imported. To combat the booming business in smuggled tobacco from Eastern Europe and Asia, Brussels has decided to tighten security on the EU’s external borders. Poland is in the front line of the war on the cigarette smugglers. Brussels is mobilising for [...]

Tobacco groups ask Obama to challenge Canadian ban

WASHINGTON – Philip Morris International joined with U.S. tobacco industry groups on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama’s administration to challenge Canada’s new law banning flavored cigarettes and small cigars. Their request comes even as the administration takes its own steps to ban candy, clove and other flavored cigarettes. “Canada’s ban on blended cigarettes violates [...]

Tobacco: the way forward

Contributing more than £13bn to the tills of UK retailers, the tobacco category continues to be an essential part of the retail mix. Tobacco and its accessories typically account for about a third of turnover in convenience stores where, despite a strong down-trading dynamic, it is actually growing in value - up 5.5% in the [...]

Will Japan Tobacco Profits Go Up in Smoke?

Investors are worried that a new government in Tokyo could have Japan Tobacco’s profits go up in smoke. They needn’t worry so much. The Democratic Party of Japan wants to slash smoking rates and may hike cigarette taxes to do it. On the face of it, this certainly isn’t good news — and it explains [...]

The Taliban diversify into tobacco

LAHORE // The smuggling of tobacco is helping to fuel the Taliban insurgency in Pakistan, according to analysts and officials. While the poppy trade still contributes nearly half of the funds funnelled to the Taliban – both in Afghanistan and Pakistan – officials now believe the militants are increasingly turning to other sources, including tobacco [...]

State drops collection of taxes on Indian cigarettes

ALBANY — Despite a ballooning budget deficit, the Paterson administration quietly has written off taxes it had been expecting to collect on sales of cigarettes by American Indian retailers — an admission that yet another governor has no plans to resolve the long-standing, thorny matter. In April, Gov. David A. Paterson and lawmakers agreed on [...]

Tobacco sales fall by -19.3%

In the first quarter of 2009, global duty free and travel retail tobacco sales slumped by -19.3% compared with the same quarter in 2008 – according to the TREND Tobacco Index which is based on actual audits of retail sales among a panel of locations worldwide. “This is probably the worst quarter ever recorded for [...]

Farmers Resist Drive to Stop Tobacco Growing

Uganda - As the harvesting season begins, West Nile farmers have positioned themselves to reap big from a cash crop that has come under severe criticism from political and civil leaders in the district. Some farmers in Arua and Maracha-Terego districts rejected calls from local leaders to stop growing tobacco because the latter believes the [...]

Tobacco display ban would boost blackmarket

A BAN on tobacco displays in shops would benefit black market traders at the expense of legitimate businesses, it is claimed. More than 80 per cent of corner shopkeepers in the north west believe that trade in dodgy tobacco would increase if such a step was taken. The results of The Economic Research Survey come [...]

Georgia tobacco yields worst in decades

Tobacco’s deadliest foe is tomato spotted wilt virus, which is carried by tiny insects called thrips. Over the past few years, it has infected 15 percent of the plants. This year, as much as 30 percent of plants statewide have shown symptoms of the disease. Many plants have died and yields have been reduced. Volatile [...]

Tobacco lawsuit freezes $258 million in state budget

Columbus - The new state budget relies in part on $258 million to pay for human-services programs, but the money is frozen because of a Franklin County court case. The money is tied up in a lawsuit brought by anti-smoking advocates trying to stop Gov. Ted Strickland’s plan to drain $230 million from the Tobacco [...]

Die-hard Cypriot smokers must stub out by Jan 1

Die-hard smokers in Cyprus will finally have to curb the habit when one of the last EU smoking havens imposes a January 1 ban on puffing in public places. Lawmakers are poised to pass tough new regulations banning smoking in public places, replacing an existing law which is regularly flouted. Come January 1, smoking will [...]

Tobacco farming’s on the rise

When President Obama signed legislation in mid-June to bring tobacco under FDA regulation, few seemed outraged that the legislation had been co-written by Philip Morris USA (PM). The bill was designed, critics say, to stabilize the place of cigarettes in our society: to diminish the threat of health-related lawsuits, to prevent competitive yet possibly safer [...]

Tobacco in China

It’s hard to overstate the ubiquity of tobacco in China, a country home to one of the world’s most elaborate and entrenched smoking cultures. Here, the introductory exchange of cigarettes is as ritualized as a handshake, while expensive packs moonlight as everything from wedding gifts to bribes — even offerings on ancestors’ tombs. As an [...]

Let’s Emulate America on Tobacco

Recently the United States Senate in an almost unanimous vote passed a legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products as well as monitor its production, marketing and distribution. In response to this historic feat, the President of the United States of America, barrack Obama said, “it will make [...]

Japan Stocks: Funai, Japan Tobacco, Taiyo Yuden, JVC Kenwood

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 7.85, or 0.1 percent, to 9,430.92 as of the midday trading break in Tokyo. The following are among the most active shares in the Japanese market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names. Asahi Kasei Corp. (3407 JT) gained 3.3 percent to 470 yen, heading for the [...]

Japan opposition wants tobacco tax hike

Japan’s largest opposition party plans to hike tobacco taxes with the goal of halving the nation’s number of smokers if it wins the next election, the deputy head of the party’s tax team said on Wednesday. “One of the big challenges is how to reduce the number of smokers and the tax system can be [...]

Japan Stocks Slide on U.S. Credit, Japan Tobacco Advances

Japanese stocks fell as concern the U.S. will eventually lose its top credit rating boosted the yen against the dollar, threatening earnings prospects for exporters. Toyota Motor Corp., which cut its second-half dividend this month, retreated 2.2 percent as the yen appreciated beyond 94 per dollar for the first time in two months. Bridgestone Corp., [...]

Malawi to continue relying on tobacco

Malawi will continue to promote tobacco production until viable alternatives are identified, Principle Secretary for Agriculture Andrew Daudi has said. He was speaking at Sunbird Livingstonia Hotel in Salima where he officially opened an annual meeting of the International Tobacco Growers Association – ITGA for African tobacco growing countries. Daudi said although Malawi appreciates efforts [...]

Research collaboration to produce less harmful tobacco products

The tobacco industry is subject to policies that uniquely restrict how it conducts its R&D activities. This is despite the fact that it is a legitimate business with a product that is consumed by more than a billion people globally – the cigarette. It has long been established that smoking poses serious risks to health. [...]

Group will promote exports of tobacco

U.S. tobacco producers are a step closer to creating a new organization focused on increasing the amount of tobacco exported to other countries. The organization, which would be producer-financed, must be approved by the U.S. secretary of agriculture before tobacco farmers can vote on it. Larry Wooten, the president of the N.C. Farm Bureau, updated [...]