Agritalk: Tobacco Fun Facts

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Hello Young people! So we had some interesting discussion about Tobacco with IAAS Indonesia member from all over Indonesia and produced some fun facts that were collected from the internet. We hope that you enjoy these fun facts! Have an amazing discovery, mates!


  • Tobaccois a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing
  • The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family.
  • While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is  tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world.
  • Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettescigarspipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco. They can be also consumed as snuffchewing tobaccodipping tobacco and snus.
  • If we discuss about tobacco it will certainly associated with smoking. And if one topic is associated with smoking many people interesting about that. But if we discuss or we have read news about tobacco or cigaratte the topic is always talk about the impact for our health.
  • But now we don’t want to talk the impact for our health, we want to talk about tobacco farmers in our country.


  • In fact there are 557.000 tobacco farmers in our country, who can production 166.262 Ton Tobacco.
  • We can imagine what happen with all farmers if tobacco if our government always raise taxes to cigaratte production because tobacco farmers just depends on cigarate production.
  • Do you remember the discourse of the Government toraise the price of cigarettes doubled to Rp 50 thousand per pack?


  • It is alsogetting serious attention from tobacco  That price levels in the tobacco farmer slumped, namely Rp 1,000 per kg.
  • Tobaccofarmers in the Regency of Pemalang, Central Java, for example. They ask, if it is really the price of cigarettes goes up, the price of should also
  • ” If the Government want to raise the price of cigarettes each wrapper funds of Rp 50 thousand, aid used to stabilize and raise the price of tobacco that’s currently decimated, “said Slamet, farmers in the village of Karangsari, Kecamatan Pulosari,Pemalang, Central Java, Thursday, August 22,
  • The farmer, he said,is losing money because the crops are not comparable to the capital times for planting. They could not understand why the tobacco prices could
  • Whereasthe quality of the tobacco produced  He added, for by one hectare, farmers have to spend capital of Rp 5 million. I.e., ranging from planting until harvest time process.
  • If theharvest is good as usual can produce 3 tons of  ” Frankly I assess if the Government raised the price of cigarettes only in an effort to raise for the State. And also only profitable cigarette company. While the increase in smoking that does not bring positive impact for farmers, “she chimes in.
  • Itis also expressed in the tobacco farmers of Pemalang, Central Java site on  According to him, the price increase of cigarettes must be offset by the increase in the price of tobacco.
  • Currently, tobacco farmers losing up to tens of millions because the price keeps plummeting until Rp 1,000 per kg.Whereas, normal tobacco prices of between 5,000-6,000 per  “
  • If the price ofcigarettes offered up to Rp 50 thousand per pack, tobacco should also go up the funds of Rp 25 000/kg showed, “said


  • And in fact our country is always import tobacco from another country. And the urgent condition for now is our best tobacco from Temanngung, there was be planted in china. And it has become a threat for our country.
  • When our tobacco farmers have a threat from our government and our community because tobacco is very dangerous for our health, soo why we just silent when our tobacco was be planted in china. ?
  • Of course if tobacco is one of inggridients to make a cigaratte and that can be dangerous for our health.
  • But to stop the cigaratte production is not easy because many tobacco farmers will don’t have works if the cigaratte production was stopped. And we must know to plant tobacco is not easy, because tobacco is one of the plants that have unique charactersitic. And in fact tobacco is not just for make cigaratte.
  • Because many Indonesian student in Den Haag, who studying S2 and S3 in the Netherlands. There were eight students  who they succeeded in making a vaccine made from tobacco.
  • From within the country, we’ve heard researchers managed to turn tobacco into various cancer drugs.

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Editor: Raymundus Jati Primanda
International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) is the World Biggest Student Association in The Field of Agriculture and Related Sciences. IAAS was founded in 1957 and started with only 8 member countries.For the last 60 years, IAAS has grown into a big organization with 53 member countries and more than 10,000 active members. IAAS Indonesia was found by Mr. Arif Satria on December 29th 1992. By the year of 2020, IAAS Indonesia has 11 Local Committees across the country with more than 1200 active members.

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