Demand Of Tobacco Crop Up By 18.37 Percent

Dixie State bans tobacco from campus

The lion share of the total demand 36.40 million kilogram would be purchased by Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) followed by Philip Morris (Pak) Limited with 3.70 million kilogram. Other companies included Khyber Tobacco Co, Souvenir Tobacco Co, Frontier Associates and Shams Enterprises would purchase each 1.50 million kilogram crop while Frontier Leaf Tobacco would purchase 1.20 million kilogram tobacco. Similarly, Frontier Punjab Trading would purchase 1.00 million kilogram and remaining crop would go small tobacco companies. Out of the total demand of 36.40 million kilogram, Pakistan Tobacco Company would purchase 34.50 million kilogram of the variety of Flue-Cured Virginia, 1.1 million kilogram Dark Air-Cured of Gujarat and Okara and 0.8 million kilogram of White Patta while Philip Morris would purchase 23.15 Flue-Cured Virginia and 1.23 million kilogram of Dark Air-Cured of Gujarat and 0.1 million kilogram of White Patta. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Tobacco tax hike to hit disadvantaged hardest, says doctors' group

"I really think that it's exploiting smokers who are drug addicts who want my company to quit but can't," Dr Mendelsohn said. These smokers have lower disposable income and lower quit rates, and those who are unable to quit are likely to be doubly disadvantaged by the price rise. It was a sentiment echoed by Treasurer Joe Hockey in opposition in August, when then prime minister Kevin Rudd announced the tax hike. "It is going to increase the cost of living for smokers, but smokers could be pensioners, low-income people, it could be smokes and beers might be the thing that is important to them," Mr Hockey said. "I want to know what the impact is on lower income people of just increasing their cost of living." A Health Department spokesman said the government and the states wanted to reduce the national adult daily smoking rate to 10 per cent by 2018. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

U.K. to Revisit Standardized Tobacco Packaging

28, 2013 8:18 a.m. ET LONDONThe British government said Thursday that it would look again at the case for introducing standardized packaging for tobacco products and make a decision next year following a fresh review of the issue, prompting accusations it was dragging its feet on a matter of public health. The announcement comes just four months after the government said it was shelving plans to impose standardized packaging for tobacco products because it wanted to see the impact of the measure elsewhere. That decision, which angered... For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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Canada's progress in tobacco control under threat

There are a lot of questions whether this was about rights, because its Utah and it was religious based, but it always came down to the fact that this is about health, Seely said. Joe and I are both nurses and we both believe in health and healthcare. Related: Proposal would raise legal age to buy tobacco Two Utah lawmakers want to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21, which would match the minimum age for drinking alcohol. Before the policy was put to paper, the senators began researching precedence for tobacco-free campuses, health risks associated with tobacco and opinion on their own campus. Currently, nearly 1,200 university and college campuses are tobacco free, according to DSU. Three years ago, with a stash of popsicles and pieces of paper asking student to check yes or no for a tobacco-free campus, Pate began the early stages of researching opinion. He and Seely then administered professionally designed surveys to students, knocked on more than 1,500 doors, held six forums and created an online forum to collect opinion. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit