Author Archive: editor

rss feed

Adding value to tobacco – locally

Adding value to tobacco – locally

| May 18, 2016

Tanzania is keen to attract foreign investors willing to set up tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing facilities in the areas where tobacco is grown.

Read More

Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

Growers ‘languishing in poverty’

| May 18, 2016

After decades of growing tobacco, farmers in the Kuria district of Kenya are said to have been left with nothing but degraded lands and the ailments associated with such labor.

Read More

Minister tells it the way it is

Minister tells it the way it is

| May 18, 2016

The views of an Irish health minister who smokes and understands smoking will chime with those of many other smokers – those who want to quit their habit and those who want to continue with it.

Read More

Higher quality, lower prices

Higher quality, lower prices

| May 17, 2016

Telling farmers that higher quality tobacco will attract higher prices is misleading unless prices are the subject of written contracts and quality judgements can be challenged easily.

Read More

Tobacco buyers told to pay on time

Tobacco buyers told to pay on time

| May 17, 2016

The Tobacco Board of Zambia is trying to ensure that there is no repeat of the poor tobacco marketing practices that blighted last year’s leaf sales season.

Read More

Plain packs case an ‘abuse of rights’

Plain packs case an ‘abuse of rights’

| May 17, 2016

More information has emerged concerning the rejection in December by a secret tribunal of a bid by Philip Morris to sue the Australian government over its standardized packaging laws.

Read More

Illicit tobacco factory uncovered

Illicit tobacco factory uncovered

| May 17, 2016

A bust at an illicit tobacco factory in the Warsaw area of Poland is said to have been the biggest of its kind so far this year.

Read More

Animals condemned by FDA rules

Animals condemned by FDA rules

| May 16, 2016

The FDA’s latest regulations have condemned countless non-human animals to terrible and unnecessary suffering so that humans can indulge unnecessary habits.

Read More

Children working in tobacco

Children working in tobacco

| May 16, 2016

The US has deemed that people under 18 should not buy electronic cigarettes, but it is still under the impression that it’s okay for 12-year olds to work long hours in tobacco fields.

Read More

Children working in tobacco

Children working in tobacco

| May 16, 2016

People as young as 10 are said to be working on tobacco plantations in Indonesia and some tobacco companies are said to be turning a blind eye to the practice.

Read More

No price rise for Kenyan farmers

No price rise for Kenyan farmers

| May 16, 2016

In Kenya, British American Tobacco says that its policy of helping farmers improve the quality of their tobacco will lead to higher pay.

Read More

Presumptive smoking ban

Presumptive smoking ban

| May 16, 2016

While tobacco smoking would be banned in public places in the Philippines under president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, most interest will likely center on what penalties will be handed out to violators.

Read More

ITC again halts production

ITC again halts production

| May 6, 2016

No end is in sight for the saga surrounding the introduction in India of graphic health warnings increased in size from 40 percent to 85 percent of the two main surfaces of tobacco product packs.

Read More

E-cigs sold under the counter

E-cigs sold under the counter

| May 6, 2016

Some retailers in Dubai are selling electronic cigarettes. They’re making a little money and breaking the law, but they are also almost certainly performing a public service.

Read More

GFN conference program finalized

GFN conference program finalized

| May 6, 2016

Full details are now available for the conference program for the Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to take place in Poland next month.

Read More

SM’s sales up in first quarter

SM’s sales up in first quarter

| May 6, 2016

Swedish Match enjoyed a six percent increase in sales – seven percent calculated in local currencies – during its first quarter of 2016.

Read More

Firms go for damage limitation

Firms go for damage limitation

| May 5, 2016

The ruling by the Court of Justice that the EU’s revised tobacco directive is lawful is final; so manufacturers are seeking to make clear what the ruling doesn’t mean.

Read More

Fewer smokers in North Korea

Fewer smokers in North Korea

| May 5, 2016

The incidence of smoking is dropping significantly in North Korea despite the fact that the country’s revered leader is frequently seen in public apparently with a cigarette in his hand.

Read More

Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

| May 5, 2016

A newly-enforced law will ban tobacco advertising and smoking in public places in Addis Ababa. The legislation on which the bans are based was passed by Ethiopia’s lawmakers in 2014.

Read More

Tobacco directive ruled lawful

Tobacco directive ruled lawful

| May 4, 2016

The EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive, which is currently being transposed into national laws in the union’s member states, has been ruled lawful by the European Court of Justice.

Read More

Sponsor Ad

Also in Tobacco Reporter

Buckling up

Buckling up

Manufacturers of belting solutions are successfully navigating the industry’s transition.

| October 1, 2017
The new endgame

The new endgame

Some strategies to phase out combustible cigarettes are more sensible than others.

| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

Smooth operator

Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

| September 1, 2017
Riding high

Riding high

Aiger Engineering thrives as new products continue to disrupt the traditional tobacco business. 

| September 1, 2017
An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

Sponsor Ad

Web exclusives

Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

Sponsor Ad

From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

Sponsor Ad