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Newport supercharges RAI results

Newport supercharges RAI results

| April 27, 2016

Sales of recently-acquired Newport boosted RAI’s volume during the first quarter. Sales of the company’s other RJR Tobacco drive brands were down, but sales at Santa Fe continued their increasing trend.

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Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

| April 27, 2016

In Indonesia, another attempt is being made to bring to fruition a draft tobacco bill that was abandoned at the end of last year. The bill would extend some price protection to tobacco growers.

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Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

| April 27, 2016

If proof were needed that tobacco-pack graphic health warnings have become established; then that proof has surely arrived with news from Vanuatu that it is to require such warnings.

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‘The hunger is just beginning’

‘The hunger is just beginning’

| April 26, 2016

It seems unthinkable that those who provide the main raw material for an industry that generates billions of dollars in sales should go hungry, but that seems to be the case for some tobacco growers in Zimbabwe.

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BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

| April 26, 2016

Volume-wise, British American Tobacco enjoyed a strong quarter to the end of March in respect of its traditional tobacco products; and it made good progress with its new generation products.

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Why are cigarettes still legal?

Why are cigarettes still legal?

| April 26, 2016

A question raised by the Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry. But at least he seems to oppose raising taxes on products bought by the financially less-well-off.

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