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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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