Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Money Smoking Zone!

Folks,don't get scared looking at these pics.These are the front covers of cigarette pockets that are currently sold in Australia.Few months back,Australian health ministry came up with this new regulation on tobacco industry that all the cigarette pocket covers should have these pics.

These pictures depicts mouth and forefoot of the person affected by cigarette smoking.It'll be a good move if Indian govt adapts this regulation on Indian tobacco industry.P.M.K guys can ask Dr.Anbumani Ramdoss(Health Minister) to act in this regard instead of going behind Actress Kushboo.

Latest survey on Indian tobacco user says 50% of the males in Tamilnadu and Pondichery are smokers .This figure is increasing 2% per year .5 lakh people are dying each year coz of tobacco related decease all over the world.In 2030, this figure is gonna be like 30 lakhs.If we call Tsumani as catastrophic incident(coz of 2 lakhs deaths) of this century ,How are we gonna call these incidents?

Let's look at this issue from a different angle.people are smoking and this number is increasing day by day. India with over a billion population is an excellent market for tobocco industry.What does it means to you and me apart from the fact that we also get affected by passive smoking?.

Can we make money out of it?

YES.By buying stocks in ITC(Indian tobocco Company) we can make money in the long term.Some finaicial facts about ITC is listed below,

ITC sells seven of every 10 cigarettes in India.It had a 36 percent gain in profit before a one-time expense, as demand for its tobacco and agriculture products increased.

ITC, which is 32 percent owned by British American Tobacco, sells cigarettes through more than two million outlets. The company is set to take advantage of restrictions placed on overseas tobacco companies, including limits on local manufacturing, at a time when higher economic growth is spurring Indian smokers to shift to costlier brands.

ITC has added new businesses such as foods, matches, incense sticks, apparel, deodorants, greeting cards and rural retail chains in the past six years, reducing dependence on tobacco. ITC's revenue from its 60 hotels rose 45 percent to 2.63 billion rupees. Profit before tax and one-time gains or costs gained 72 percent to 978 million rupees.

Dipak Acharya, a fund manager from BOB Asset Management in Mumbai says, "ITC will be able to maintain its growth momentum,There is no threat of competition in cigarettes. In hotels there is undersupply of rooms, and in paper, demand is outstripping supply."

The company's cigarette sales increased 15 percent, hotel revenue gained 45 percent, paper sales rose 15.6 percent and agriculture business surged 56 percent in the quarter.

Here you can analyse ITC's performance for the past 10 years.

What happens if we don't make money?

If we don't make money then we lose money in the form of our tax.WHO says,India could loose US$236 billions of dollars from it's national income over the next ten years as a result of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.So,we'll better start making money in order to pay back later. :)

Last but not the least,

புகை பிடிக்காதே நண்பா,
உன் உதடுகள்

(I'm not the author of this kavithai,I read it long back in my college magazine)

Note:I thought twice before writing this post coz I didn't want this post turning out as some kind of advice against smoking.Apart from that kavithai,this post doesn't sounds like giving advice, does it?Well,you guys can tell me.


krk said...

good one. very informative post...
by the way, you are giving PMK a strategy to self-destruct themselves...ahahhah

வேதா said...

good post gops.

Shuba said...

hey that was a gud one....Economic timesla ITC pathi padikkra maadiri irukku!Athu enna sidela PMK mela aavesam???

But the facts and figs were good!

By the way Cig smoking not only affects the one who smokes but also the ones who inhale it...This was a nice post overall!

ambi said...

super post shishya, nee captain rasigarnu enakku theriyum, athaan stats datavaa pinni eduthirikiyee! PMK ya vera kalasi irukka..
side gapula un business point of view vera.. kalakkals.

i hate smoking and smokers. ambi, anniyana mariduven, evanaavathu public placela smoke panninaa..

அனுசுயா said...

நல்ல பயனுள்ள பதிவு. புகைபிடிப்பவர்களால் அவர்களுக்கு மட்டும் பிரச்னையில்லை. அவர்கள் பொது இடங்களில் பிடிப்பதால் மற்றவர்களுக்கும், வீட்டில் இருப்பவர்களுக்கும் பிரச்னைதான்.

My days(Gops) said...

gud one gops..
shares'la pottu thaakura'pa...really gud...

my story
i'm a non-smoker, but all my roomates smokes cigarette in the room (non-stop'a)...nw, i becum a passive smoker.....idhuku edhachum vali undaa?

@ am i boring u all guys?

Srikanth said...

good one.. esp a finance analysis on ITC,pmk is now left kushboo & is on for reservation, btb do i see any karuthu kandasaami in the making :P

Ms.Congeniality said...

Urupadiyaana post!! Even if it is to be taken as an advice, it is a good one. A person who smokes not only gets himself into trouble but also affects others through passive smoking. I hate it when people smoke!!!

Gayathri Chandrashekar said...

Good post."Un Udhadugal Punnagaippadharkaagave urpaththi seyyappattavai"...Pugai pidippavarkku purindhaal sari..

Gopalan Ramasubbu said...

@KRK:Danks,PMK's selfdestruction already started.

@Veda:Danks :)


@Ambi:Captain rasigara?nenga vera,btw Danks :)

@அனு : நன்றிங்கோவ் :)

@Gops:Just tell them not to smoke infront of u,Simple.

@Srikanth: Karuthu Kandasaami ah yarunga athu?:)

@Ms.Padips://Urupadiyaana post!!// puriyuthungov,Nandri :)


ashok said...

good post subbu...

Sasiprabha said...

Namma makkalukku advice pudikkaadhunnu nallave therinju vechirukeenga. ITC is getting good revenue over tobacco products yes.. Why?.. You may found the sentence printed in a tiny letters in all cigerette packets "Smoking is injurious to health".. Our people also know this fact. But who stops.. If the people reject tobacco products, for sure ITC wont run its tobacco plant.. Modhalla avangala niruthua sollunga.. Apparam naanga (ITC) niruthuram..

barath said...

/*P.M.K guys can ask Dr.Anbumani Ramdoss(Health Minister) to act in this regard instead of going behind Actress Kushboo.*/

Ha Ha :-))

Nice post.Very Informatiive

senthil natarajan said...

nice post dude!!

Bala.G said...

nalla post nanbaa

Ms.Congeniality said...

naa edhuvum nakkalaa sollala
//me giving paavam look//

Gopalan Ramasubbu said...


@Sasi:namma makkalavathu,smokinga nirutharathavathu.


@Sen:danks dude

@bala:Nandri nanba:)

//naa edhuvum nakkalaa sollala//

hahaha ,i really laughed when reading this.my daddy is not in kudir nu solrengala?;) btw nakkals,kindals ellam panalam,there is nothing wrong in it.:)

smiley said...

the indian govt should do the same and it will definitely reduce he no of smokers in india :)

Usha said...

well, perfect-a facts solli maraimugama warn pannirukeenga..doesnt look like advice on the outset. Nalla post, and good one in terms of the stock part

shree said...

nice posting, thoughtful one. nice kavithai

Syam said...

GR, ennaathu ithu etho oru oraama dham adichitu porom athuku ivalo statistics ah namma gaptan maari...

aadarsh said...

Good idea! I have tried to scare the $hit out of a few of my smoking acquaintances by reminding them of ppl suffering from lung cancer and mouth cancer... It did work for a few days!! But then the addiction is so strong that they eventually get back to it..but this way they'll be reminded constantly! Good Post gopal ! Cheers!!!

Ms.Congeniality said...

adheppdi eppavum correcta thappa purinjikareenga :-p

unknown said...

good thought and nice info

Gopalan Ramasubbu said...

@Smily:Indian govt is more interested in Tobocco tax revenue:)



@Syam:hee hee

@Aadrsh:namma ooru gupusamay naidu hospital ku kutitu poi cancer patient padra kastatha katina oru velai thirunthuvangala irukum ;)

@Ms.Padips: :)



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