Cigarette sales decreased and tobacco sales will increase

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics released Thursday that show a decrease in cigarette sales and increased sales of other tobacco products since 2000.
The report said sales of cigarettes fell by 33 percent, and other forms of tobacco has increased by 123 percent over that time.
The report was less than 1 percent overall reduction in smoking from 2010 to 2011.
Accounting Associate Pat Jensen said that he smokes and is not interested in going on mini-cigars.
“I really like the taste, because they are more careful,” Jensen said of cigarettes. ” Cloves are a lot harsher on your lungs.”
Although the alternative is cheaper, Jensen said he would continue to smoke Marlboro Gold.
Communication junior Angela Vaszily said she sometimes smokes, and neither she nor her friends have plans to switch to cheaper alternatives.
“I do not care if they are more expensive,” said Vaszily. “Do you have a brand and stick with it.”
Vaszily said she was smoking a cigar in a mini-school, but she went for cigarettes when she was in college.
Ashley Emmons, assistant manager of Admiral Discount Tobacco, 5601 Tues Saginaw Highway in Lansing, said she had never seen death in the sale of cigarettes, or an increase in sales of small cigars.
“We get our regular customers, who get what they like,” says Emmons.
She said a pack of cigarettes worth more than $ 6 a package of small cigars is about a dollar cheaper.
James Herman, medical director of Sparrow Cancer Center, said there is a mini cigarette or cigar, tobacco is still bad for your body.
“There is no difference …. When you breathe (smoke), he goes into the lungs,” said Herman. “Tobacco is tobacco. All this is bad for the lungs…. It seems that this is not so bad, but it is.”
He added that tobacco companies can say whatever they want about how filtered cigarettes and get away with it.
“They can say whatever they like,” said Herman. “It’s not illegal to lie.”
However, when Jensen smokes, he does not care about the price or health, he just wants to enjoy their work.
“If I do what I know is bad, I’ll enjoy.”

Tobacco industry should not use farmers to fight Baryomunsi bill

The tobacco industry is using farmers as an excuse to oppose tobacco control legislation.

The bill does not prohibit the growing of tobacco; it is aimed at pressing the government to provide alternative crops to tobacco, because tobacco growing is not only time consuming, resulting in child labor, underpaid farmers and their crops.

In most parts of Uganda, especially in the West, tobacco farmers took to the cultivation of rice. The tobacco industry should not be argued that the bill, if adopted, would hurt farmers economically. The bill aims to regulate the sale, supply, use, taxation, advertising and promotion of tobacco and tobacco products.

Among other things, it also aims to verify the interference of the tobacco industry, providing a smoke-free environment and leadership in the field of environmental protection, provide advice on tobacco packaging and labeling.

 Recognise Benedicto Kiwanuka contribution

Many former leaders of Uganda, living and dead, were awarded medals of the independence of the various categories of President Yoweri Museveni last year for their sacrifices to help Uganda achieve its independence. Among the awardees included Dr. Milton Obote, the second Prime Minister of Uganda, and Benedict Kiwanuka, who was the first prime minister, was not recognized.

In addition, the first Prime Minister, Kiwanuka was the leader of the Democratic Party and one of the first people who brought the country to the transition between the British rule and independence. He was killed by the regime of Idi Amin in 1972 for practicing truth and justice. He was a true patriot who always believed in the Constitution.

In March 1961 the Democratic Party won the most votes and Kiwanuka became chief minister in Uganda Legislative Council and as a consequence, the Uganda Constitutional Conference was held in London, which led to the Uganda government, and Benedict Kiwanuka his first prime minister in the new national assembly.

So, what would be observed marking 50 years of independence, Uganda was the result of the efforts of Benedict Kiwanuka. I urge the government of Uganda to return to this issue and recognize Benedict Kiwanuka, not only as a hero, but as the father of the nation.

Burundi’s Prince Rwagasore deserves better recognition

Daily Nation Correspondent Charles Omondi, in his part of Rwanda and Burundi, the first relates to the independence of Burundi, the prime minister, as Louis Gwagasora. The correct name is Prince Louis Rwagasore. This Rwagasore is “unknown” in East Africa says Africans and our history.

We have the right to quote and read the issues that are related to Bismarck, de Gaulle, Hitler, etc., but we do not see our heroes. The last book of Belgian writer focusing on the murder Rwagasore describes him as “Burundais Lumumba.”

I listened to clips Prince Rwagasore voice on the BBC, referring to his countrymen soon after his election, and with the little I’ve read and heard about him and Patrice Lumumba, I believe, two nationalists could not survive the day politics of the region. Will our region geopolitics was different there were two live?

This is a puzzling question that Charles Onyango Obbo delivered after the death of Dr. John Garang, and the fact that Ugandans have been thinking about Benedict Kiwanuka. Do these people are dying too early? Otherwise, Omondi does a good job telling us that the leadership and the general national spirit may mean in the life of the country.

ATAAS can increase our agriculture

The press recently reported Shs 1. 6 trillion agricultural projects, agricultural machinery and agricultural advisory services (ATAAS), which will run for five years. The agricultural sector employs 75 percent of Uganda’s labor force, but it contributes only 20 per cent of GDP.

With ATAAS in place, I believe that the sector will be increased further, leading to increased food security and export earnings. ATAAS will definitely help in creating new jobs, especially in the agricultural sector. I appeal to the offices, who will be responsible for the funds ATAAS work hard to ensure this project is successful, since agriculture is the backbone of our economy.

DRC must sort out their mess.

Having failed in an attempt to sort out their mess for 50 years, the Congolese government of Uganda is now trying to drag it. According to some reports, DRC President Joseph Kabila of Congo accuses Uganda of support M23 rebels who are fighting their government in the eastern Kivu.

This is an old problem can be handled Congolese peace, but the warring parties have rejected each other’s terms and conditions adopted by the war. Allegations that President DRC Ugandan troops were seen in the Congo are false and are not accompanied by evidence. President Kabila has to solve its problems, not blaming anyone to attract sympathy.

On the other hand, Uganda is doing everything possible to prevent the escalation of the crisis, with President Museveni, as chairman of the ICGLR, holding a summit in Kampala this month. Uganda has made it clear that he is not interested in war, but trying to help, partly because we have sustained influx of Congolese refugees into the country.

Manage people

I believe that the current problems of the rapid population growth in Uganda can be solved by extending known population of the less populated areas. The government could focus on ensuring the quality of infrastructure, services and employment opportunities in these areas to attract people.

In addition, rural-urban migration can be checked, if well-paid jobs used in the villages, providing easy access to basic amenities like safe drinking water, electricity, schools, and all weather roads connecting to the medical institutions.

Lead by example

I ask the leaders of Uganda recognize that our integrity as a people descended too low, with high levels of corruption, poor accountability for public funds, lack of medicines in public hospitals, crime, and general loss of respect for each other as human beings.

Thirty years after the NRM came to power, it can not be right that while the level of inequality worsened in our society, coupled with the phenomenal consumption and materialism of the existing side by side with high unemployment rates, we continue to allow state employees and officers to do business with the employer.

It is our individual and collective silence in the face of gross violations of the force that makes a great noise. It is important that government leaders, religious leaders, civil society, etc., to stand up and educate people about morals and principles of law and promoting good values. However, if leaders do not practice what they preach, all this is doomed to failure.

 

Minor tobacco sales continue to fall

Sale of tobacco products to minors in the U.S. reached a record low of 2011 in accordance with federal and state inspection programs aimed at limiting the use of tobacco, minors, according to a report released on Thursday.

Violation rate of tobacco sales to minors at retail nationwide youth declined from 40 percent in 1997 to 8.5 percent last fiscal year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Bet on the results of random, unannounced inspections carried out in the stores if they sell tobacco products to the customer under the age of 18 years.

In March, the U.S. doctor said more needs to be done to young Americans with the use of tobacco, including new bans and higher taxes on tobacco products. It was the first comprehensive look at youth tobacco use by a chief physician in almost two decades.

This point was called home in a separate report Thursday from another federal agency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a significant increase in the consumption of cigars and loose tobacco products offset the decline in cigarette consumption in the past year. Adult cigarette consumption fell by 2.5 percent between 2010 and 2011, while consumption of other types of tobacco smoked has increased by more than 17 percent over the same period, according to the report, which highlights the differences in the classification of taxes and tobacco products As one of the reasons for the increase.

Almost one in five high school age teenagers smoke, according to the report of the surgeon general’s office in the. The figures compared to previous decades, but the pace of decline slowed. He also said that more than 80 percent of smokers begin at age 18, and 99 percent of adult smokers in the United States beginning at age 26.

“We know that if we can stop children from smoking before they turn 18, the likelihood that they will become smokers as adults are actually very low. By reducing retail access, we reduce one of the ways that children can acquainted with tobacco and become smokers, “says Susan Marsiglia Gray, who oversees the program Synar Regulation.

The program, named after U.S. Rep. Mike Synar of Oklahoma, is a federal mandate requiring each state to document that the rate of tobacco sales to minors is not more than 20 percent of the risk of losing millions of federal funds for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment.

In the past fiscal year, 34 countries reported a violation rate of retail below 10 percent, the report said on Thursday. It was the sixth time that no state was out of compliance. Nevada reported the lowest rate at 1.1 percent, and Oregon reported the highest rate at 19.3 percent.

However, the report says that children can instead get their cigarettes and tobacco products in places other than shops and petrol stations. Recent federal data show that about 14 percent of juveniles reported buying their cigarettes in stores in 2009, compared with more than 23 percent a decade ago.

“Reduction of retail access is an important part of a comprehensive program of tobacco control, but it is only a part,” said Marsiglia Gray, adding that the state should be associated with other tobacco, such as increasing tobacco taxes, the adoption of the smoking ban and conduct anti-smoking campaign.

Control of tobacco sales

Dickinson leaders want more control over of tobacco sales in the city.

The city has right to sell tobacco products, but because the government and not the actual law, it is not something that can be revoked, the City Administrator Shawn Kessel said.

“Retail interest in tobacco is becoming more common, and therefore our response must be adequate,” he said.

Dickinson commissioners decided to create a resolution calling for a license to sell tobacco during 23 July meeting. Regulation should be the second assertion.

The Southwestern district health Unit, which verifies compliance checks of tobacco legislation, has been pushing for a strong insist on a stronger law to stop selling tobacco products to persons under the age of 18 years, says Tammy Hovet, SWDHU tobacco coordinator.

Many stores do not ask for identification when the unit checks for compliance, she said. The last compliance check in Dickinson took place in January, and six out of 17 businesses sold to minors, Hovet said.

“If we have these licenses, we will have more control over what is a sale, and we would have more control over the operators, it means that we will have more control over the buyers,” said Kessel.

The highest penalty for selling tobacco products to a minor is a $500 fine and possible suspension, according to Dickinson city code. Penalty for first offense for an employee selling to minors $ 50, and all subsequent violations within two years worth $ 150. The retailer receives a $ 100 fine for a first offense, $ 250 for the second in two years and $ 500 for all offenses within two years after that.

All tobacco offenses are no criminal, according to municipal code.

Minors between the ages of 14 and 17 caught possessing or using tobacco products could face $ 100 fine. Those buying tobacco to minors face the same penalties as the seller.

If the Dickinson Police caught using or possessing small tobacco products, they are listed and sent to juvenile court, said Capt. Dave Wilkie.

“This gives us another tool used to enforcement (tobacco legislation),” he said of the proposed regulations. “I think it will give something to the business owner to think about.”

If the business will be in non-compliance, SWDHU sends letter to business, the City Commission, DPD, Stark County state attorney and attorney general of North Dakota.

“Any reports would be excellent starting solutions,” Hovet said. “The education under tests warning letters are a good start to stop selling cigarettes, but that they will bring to justice will be a big part of the solution.”

The public will have the opportunity to comment on this issue at a meeting of the City Commission at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at City Hall, 99 Second St. E.

Manufacture of tobacco products in the UK

Tobacco manufacturing decreased revenue in each of the last five years. There has been a long-term decline in smoking over the past few decades, mainly due to health problems.

Currently, only 21% of the population smokes. Although the price of tobacco products is the same, there have been some ups, which also contributed to the reduction of smoking. According to IBISWorld analyst Stephen O’Connell, “the rise in prices and led to a shift from premium brands to economy brands.” For example, the demand for roll your own cigarettes have increased due to filter cigarettes.

Government measures aimed at reducing smoking added to the negative press associated with health risks associated with smoking and contribute to reducing smoking. Examples of regulations introduced over the past five years are to increase the minimum age for purchase of 16 to 18 years, and the inclusion of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging. Industry revenue is expected to fall by 3.3% per year over five years to 2012-13 to reach £ 8.8 billion. This figure includes the excise tax, which accounts for about 74% of industry revenues. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 5.2% in 2012-13. IBISWorld expects the industry will continue to decline over the next five years, with the number of companies working in the industry is expected to drop to just 10 in 2017-18. Connell adds: “cigarette consumption is expected to continue declining, while the regulation and taxation of tobacco products increases.” Employment is expected to decline at an annual rate 3.9%. Hence the industry revenues are expected to decrease over the next five years in 2017-18.

The market concentration in manufacturing tobacco products is very high with the four leading manufacturers account for about 97% of the market in 2008. Large companies include Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco.

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Tobacco control is legal

Tobacco is a legal obligation to Bangladesh as it has ratified the WHO’s main contract, visiting President of the Washington campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) said.

Non-compliance with this agreement means that the government allows people to die early, he said.

“After the ratification, it is a legal obligation to comply with (the contract),” Matthew Myers told bdnews24.com on Sunday.

“No one will punish you (the government) for failure to comply, but it will mean that you condemn their citizens to die prematurely.”
Bangladesh has ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2005, but, according to Myers, it is still to fully implement the agreement, one of the key tools in fighting the tobacco menace.
After the ratification of the treaty, the government was forced to pass a law in the same year, but the law didn’t comply with the rules and guidelines for the contract in full, according to analysts, encouraging more young people, to take up the habit.
The study showed more than 43 percent of Bangladesh’s 15 years of age and older consume tobacco in one form or another.
Estimated suggest 57,000 people die from diseases associated with tobacco, while about 300,000 suffer from disabilities in Bangladesh, where economists say that the price of tobacco products is gradually falling since 2003 due to “faulty” taxation.
Even the question of the Framework Convention for the cessation of intervention by the tobacco companies are reported to have been ignored, pushing an amendment to the law of 2005 on Tobacco Control.
To make it more stringent, the process of amending the law began two and a half years ago, but he stopped, apparently under the influence of the tobacco giant British American Tobacco Bangladesh in a clear violation of Article 5.3 and its guidelines.
Bangladesh also couldn’t provide a smoke-free environment, as it had promised by the ratification of the treaty.
Myers, who is in Dhaka on a two-day visit, said it was time for Bangladesh to bring the law into compliance with a legal obligation.
“The delay in adopting the law only in favor of the tobacco industry, not people,” he said, “Many countries are” slow “smoking after making a strong law.”
The CTFK chief suggested incorporating the inclusion of smokeless tobacco, such as zarda, garden stalemate and hum, as of tobacco products in-law, the provision of pictorial health warnings covering 50 per cent of cigarettes, a ban on point of sale advertising and the rise of smoking areas inside the building.
“The inclusion of smokeless tobacco in the law is critical, as many people especially women are victims of this,” he told bdnews24.com after he heard the agony of the victims of tobacco use in the discussion.
Myers, who met with Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haq at the Secretariat, hoped that the meeting will accelerate the adoption of the Law on Tobacco Control.
But he suggested that the intervention of the Prime Minister to resolve the issue between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Finance, when it comes to issues, and tobacco – the rights and taxation.
“Only the political will and leadership can solve this problem,” he said, “the prime minister has the opportunity to change the lives of tens of thousands of people who use tobacco.”
“On which side of the Prime Minister will be the children or the industry?” He advocated raising taxes on all tobacco products of Bangladesh, it is considered cheap in the world.
Referring to the British Journal of Tobacco Control, CTFK said the President of Ukraine in the period between 2005 and 2008; the government can not raise taxes on tobacco products are largely due to pressure from the tobacco companies. Consumption fell at that time.
But in 2009-2010, they have introduced taxes 405 percent, and in 2009 consumption dropped by 13 percent, and in 2010 declined by 15 percent.
But state revenues are not refused, he grew up, he said.
“There is no way to think that if people quit smoking, they stop spending money. They will be carried out in other consumer products that contribute significantly to the economy.”
He said it could create new job opportunities as well.
Myers helped found CTFK, the leading organization in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly losses world in 1996.
Initially, he served as executive Vice President and Legal Counsel and oversaw the Compaign’s legal and advocacy efforts.
On January 1, 2000, he became president.
The CTFK helps Bangladesh in campaigning against tobacco in particularly forming professional alliances and also in forming law.

The President, who will leave Dhaka on Monday, said they also help Bangladesh to implement the new law, once passed.

Tobacco farmers are ignoring chances

When Roger Bock began trading business in the 1990s, the tobacco trade in Harare, the floors was quiet places, except for the melodious sound of the auctioneer.

Several white farmers, each sale of hundreds of bales of tobacco, arrived in sports cars, check the best hotels in the city, waiting for their big checks should be reduced. During the auction season this year, quite a different scene unfolded under the cavernous roof Paula Bock tobacco auction. Every day, hundreds of farmers arrived in vans and on the back of pickup trucks, many with wives and children in tow. They camped in the open field nearby and rush into the cacophony of sex to sell their crops. This place was lively and crowded; two women gave birth at the auction floor.

The most obvious difference, however, was the color of their faces: one of them was black. “Before, you see only white person here,” said Rudo Boca, Boca’s daughter, who now runs the family. “Now for all. This is a wonderful spectacle.” The government of Zimbabwe began the seizure of white farms in 2000, less than 2000 farmers growing tobacco, the most profitable crop in the country, and most of them white. The success of these small farmers has led some experts to reconsider the legacy of forced Zimbabwe’s land redistribution, even if they condemn its violence and destruction. But amid all this pain, tens of thousands of people have received small plots of land reform farms, and in recent years, many of these new farmers overcome early in the fight for fare very well.

With no other choice but to work the land, small farmers have made a go of it that the production does not coincide with the white farmers whose land they have, but they are far from the disaster many had expected, some analysts and academics. “We can not apologize for the way it was done,” said Ian Scoones, an expert on agriculture at the University of Sussex, who intensively study of land reform in Zimbabwe over the past decade. “But there are many myths that are caught – that land reform was a disaster, that all lands were seized by cronies in the ruling party that it was all a huge mess. It does not matter. Also, there was a resounding success.”

The result was a broad, if not painful, the shift of wealth in agriculture from white commercial producers on large farms to black farmers is much smaller plot of land. In the past year, these farmers have shared $ 400 million of tobacco, in accordance with the African Institute for Agrarian Studies, earning on average $ 6000 rubles, a huge sum for most Zimbabweans. “The money was divided between 1500 large-scale producers at the present time, together with 58 000 producers, most of them are small scale,” said Andrew Matibiri, director of the Zimbabwe Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. “This is a major change in the country.”

New farmers receive virtually no help from the government, which for many years invested in the larger economy is given to the political elite is connected. Instead, farmers are receiving assistance from the tobacco industry, in the form of loans, advances and learning. In order to revive the industry Boca, so the company has invested significant funds to help farmers improve productivity and quality.

Tobacco is a complex culture that requires precise application of fertilizers and careful harvest. It should be treated and evaluated properly to get the maximum price. Recently, Alex Vokoto, Head of Public Relations at the auction, it is desirable to have noticed a few bales of cured tobacco leaves in a honey-colored on the floor and hurried the man who grew them, Stewart Mhavei, the VIP-lounge for a cup of coffee and a chat.

“This man is growing high-quality tobacco, and he only had him for three years,” said Vokoto. So far this season he has earned more than $ 10,000 on the part of a huge farm that once belonged to a white family, investing profits in the truck to transport his tobacco, as well as rent a truck with other farmers. Charles Taffs, chairman of the Union of commercial farmers, said that the industry could be transformed to include more black farmers in a much less destructive manner.

“The tragedy of tobacco in that expansion, if they had the right policies, can be done in the 1990s in connection with the commercial sector”, Taffs said. Instead, hundreds of thousands of workers lost their jobs and the country suffered huge economic losses as a result.

Tobacco output is still below its peak in 2000, when the harvest hit 236 million pounds.

Tobacco farmers into panic selling

Tobacco farmers continue to be at the receiving end of predatory traders. According to market analysts, farmers lost about Rs 400 crore for the expense of the low prices offered by traders. They were forced into panic selling for lower prices to wait and see approach merchants.

More than 90% of registered exporters and buyers kept away from the market for nearly two and a half months, leaving the entire platform tobacco auction at the mercy of the tobacco giant – Indian Tobacco Company (ITC). According to recent reports, more than 135 million kg of shares were sold for total authorized products 161 million kg this season.

While farmers are expected to at least 100 rupees per kilogram of low-grade tobacco, the middle class has demanded Rs 120 per kg. On the other hand, manufacturers of premium grade expected a price of RS 130 and RS140 per kg, but dealers do not even pay 110-120 rupees per kg. The low grade tobacco brought Rs 63 per kg for farmers, while the middle class went to 85-90 rupees per kg. “The rise in prices by 15 rupees per kg would help farmers profit Rs 120 lakh,” said former MP Yalamanchili Shivaji.

A former board member of Chunduri Rangarao argued that traders offered low prices for farmers, although there was a huge demand for Indian tobacco in the world market.

Recognizing that the absence of the leading players at the auction platforms have been put an end to the hopes of manufacturers, a senior official of the Board of Control said that the situation could be worse if the Council does not intervene to put pressure on the trading community.

Chairman of the Board Kamalavardhan Rao warned dealers that their move could provoke unrest in the farmers, who can declare the feast of harvest, and leave them in confusion. However, the exporter Tadisetty Muralimohan blamed it on poor export orders in the first days which kept them from auctions.

Prediction for next season to be “useful” year for exporters of tobacco, tobacco products, chairman G Kamalavardhan Rao suggest that they offer better prices for farmers. Speaking at a meeting at Ongole after the inauguration of the regional council office here, the Chairman stated that there were signs of lack of production in Brazil and Zimbabwe, which may be beneficial for Indian tobacco in the international market.

“So try to help farmers by offering them a decent price now. This will help you, too,” he suggested. He said that the farmer would make a good income to get a good harvest and help the exporter to get good prices on the international market. He said that the interests of farmers should be borne in mind.

All tobacco ban in Ohio

The chairman of the Ohio Board of Regents said he was surprised by the lack of response is bad so far, its proposal was accepted unanimously on Monday urging the public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco from their campuses.

“Will it be a walk in the park? It will not,” said James Tuschman, the lawyer of Toledo. “There will be several major groups, which are likely to discuss it, but I think in the long term, most of our institutions will adopt this policy.”

The board is the coordinator for the 14 public universities and 23 Ohio colleges can not unilaterally impose such a policy. The resolution leaves for each school to decide whether to follow the recommendations.

The law, passed by voters in 2006 already makes it illegal to light up in any interior work that invites the public inside, including the college auditorium and administration buildings. But it does not include student residences or public open space.

Nationally, 711 state and private colleges and universities have a 100% non-smoking policy, which provide no designated areas for smoking in the dorms or campuses. In Ohio, this list includes only private University of Miami and Notre Dame College of Ohio.

Another six – Public University of Toledo Health Science Campus – formerly the Medical College of Ohio – and the private Hocking College, College Malone, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, College of Nursing Dwight Scar and Ohio Christian University – is a policy that applies to all tobacco products.

“I regret that when I went to college, I began to smoke, which obviously took its toll on me,” said the raspy voice of Jim Petro, Ohio Chancellor of Higher Education, who battled cancer of the larynx. “It’s not something that breaks with the tradition of all,” he said. “It is not necessary to try to reconsider what might be considered a student and employee rights of the past. It simply recognizes that, in general, the elimination of smoke in public places is proving to be, again and again, very much a big step for health for all our citizens. “

In addition to the outright ban on the medical campus, UT restricts smoking to seven style stop smoking on the main campus. The policy does not include fines.

“At the moment, with the last act of Ohio Board of Regents, the Board will look at its tobacco policy”, UT spokeswoman Megan Cunningham said. “When he established the current policy, there was a large contribution of the faculty, students and staff, and this policy has been in operation for about a year.”

Bowling Green State University, prohibits smoking in all buildings, including dormitories, and requires those who smoke to stay outside of 25 feet or more from building entrances. A student who violates the smoking policy in the student hostel will be transferred to the school disciplinary process. The first time offender is likely to be cautioned, lectured on fire safety, and offered help to stop smoking. Repeat offender may be expelled from the dorm, a spokeswoman said Dave Kielmeyer.

“BGSU pending the recommendations of the Ohio Board of Regents for consideration by the board of trustees,” he said. The decision comes four years after the Ohio dismantled anti-smoking foundation.

“It was clear that in the overwhelming costs of tobacco retailers, and related, we’re going to roll back because of their pressure, their ability to market, so pervasive,” said Dr. Robert Crane, of Columbus, a former member of the foundation. “We saw it. Ohio is now third in the nation in smoking. Gallup Poll in November 2011 showed 26% of smoking, so it’s a bad thing. But it is a good first step.”

Imperial Tobacco profit rises but volumes fall

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Tuesday issued a revenue growth due to rising prices, but strong demand in emerging markets was not enough to prevent a fall in volumes.

Number of world’s four global tobacco sales groups said that trading in line with expectations, placing a 3% increase in tobacco revenue for the nine months to 30 June on an ongoing basis the currency.

However, the total volume of the stick, which combines cigarettes and fine-cut tobacco, fell 3% over the same period.

“Difficult conditions persist in some markets, but we have extensive experience delivering growth in this environment and remain in good position to continue to maximize value for shareholders,” said Chief Executive Officer Alison Cooper.

Imperial is building its position in developing countries such as Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia to offset the slowdown in developed markets, where consumers are struggling with tough economic conditions.

Smokers in developed countries move to cheap brands like tax increases, spending cuts, unemployment and inflationary pressures, the compression of discretionary spending, especially in Europe.

This trend also affects competitors Imperial. The market leader Philip Morris International, Inc (PM) last week reported a 3.8% drop in second quarter net profit, attributed in part to the less amount of debt in Europe. In March, British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.LN) recorded a slight drop in full year volumes, even if profits rose. BAT is due to report its first half profit on Wednesday.

Like his peers, Bristol, England-based Imperial offset soft volumes with higher prices for selected markets in order to preserve and enhance profits.

The first half of the company’s net profit, reported in May, was struck by a tax increase and one-time finance. It focuses on the full year dividend payout ratio of adjusted earnings to come in the share of growth.

Imperial Tobacco shares closed Monday at 2449 pence, considering the company in GBP24.3 billion.