an industry that manufactures and sells products containing tobacco
The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. It is a global industry; tobacco can grow in any warm, moist environment, which means it can be farmed on all continents except Antarctica. Tobacco, one of the most widely-used addictive substances in the world, is a plant native to the Americas and historically one of the half-dozen most important crops grown by American farmers. More specifically, tobacco refers to any of various plants of the genus Nicotiana, native to tropical America and widely cultivated for their leaves, which are dried and processed chiefly for smoking in pipes, cigarettes, and cigars; it is also cut to form chewing tobacco or ground to make snuff or dipping tobacco, as well as other less common preparations. From 1617 to 1793 tobacco was the most valuable staple export from the English American mainland colonies and the United States. Until the 1960s, the United States not only grew but also manufactured and exported more tobacco than any other country. Since 1964 conclusive epidemiological evidence of the deadly effects of tobacco consumption has led to a sharp decline in official support for producers and manufacturers of tobacco, although it contributes to the agricultural, fiscal, manufacturing, and exporting sectors of the economy. Tobacco is an agricultural commodity product, similar in economic terms to agricultural foodstuffs: the price is in part determined by crop yields, which vary depending on local weather conditions. The price also varies by specific species or cultivar grown, the total quantity on the market ready for sale, the area where it was grown, the health of the plants, and other characteristics individual to product quality. Laws around the world now often have some restrictions on smoking, but 5.5 trillion cigarettes are still smoked each year. Tobacco is often heavily taxed to gain revenues for governments and as an incentive for people not to smoke.
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The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
The numerical value of tobacco industry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tobacco industry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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We have a tobacco industry that is spending $9 billion a year marketing their products—we don’t need to give them a dime more.
I think one of the things the industry would like to see ... is a world in which the tobacco industry is much more like the pharmaceutical industry in terms of how it operates.
For an addictive product that kills so many of its users, the tobacco industry should consider itself fortunate that ... it is allowed to sell its toxic products at all, let alone try to make them attractive through the packaging.
The tobacco industry now says' we made mistakes and we want to correct them, and that's why we want you to join us,' the lure is still public health. But I'm older and wiser and I can't trust an industry that has repeatedly broken its promises.
Cigarette packages have been meticulously crafted so they communicate attributes that will appeal to young people, the tobacco industry's replacement smokers, and reassure existing smokers, if tobacco packages are no longer glamorous or appealing, but are instead unattractive and off-putting, fewer young people will be tempted.
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