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A Remarkable Journey

A Remarkable Journey

| July 21, 2016

Tanzania’s transformation into a prominent leaf tobacco supplier has been a process rather than an event—and it continues today. By Taco Tuinstra When Tobacco Reporter first traveled to Tanzania in 1997, the road from Dar es Salaam, the country’s administrative capital, to Morogoro, its tobacco capital, was in poor shape, with potholes deep enough to […]

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Enduring legacy

Enduring legacy

| May 1, 2016

The cigar industry continues to thrive in Cuba, with or without the possible opening of the U.S. market.

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Revival market

Revival market

| May 1, 2016

U.S. cigarette makers’ 2016 prospects are remarkably bright.

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Bending over backward

Bending over backward

| May 1, 2016

For machinery suppliers, flexibility is key,

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Balancing act

Balancing act

| May 1, 2016

Leaf tobacco flavor styles are getting scarce.

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Tackling Hydra

Tackling Hydra

| March 1, 2016

Despite the countermeasures, the illicit trade in tobacco products continues to thrive.

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Slim fit

Slim fit

| March 1, 2016

New tracking-and-tracing solutions help smaller tobacco companies comply with TPD2.

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Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

| March 1, 2016

The Boka Growers Forum helps tobacco farmers improve crop quality and sustainability.

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Active innovation

Active innovation

| March 1, 2016

Celanese’s latest filter technology uses active carbon to reduce toxicants.

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Multiple roads

Multiple roads

| March 1, 2016

Leaf merchants are trying unconventional business models, with varying levels of success.

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Seeking the silver lining

Seeking the silver lining

| February 14, 2016

As the economic crisis in their country persists, Russians turn to cheaper smokes.

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A FULL ‘180’

A FULL ‘180’

| February 14, 2016

USTC now markets some of the world’s best and most sustainably produced tobaccos.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

| February 1, 2016

Attempts to restrict shisha consumption of may push smokers to cigarettes.

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Stuck on tobacco

Stuck on tobacco

| February 1, 2016

As the tobacco industry undergoes structural change, suppliers of adhesives face new challenges.

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Fun in, harm out

Fun in, harm out

| February 1, 2016

Glo iFuse is the latest innovation in BAT’s expanding next-generation products portfolio.

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Losing oomph

Losing oomph

| February 1, 2016

The promise offered by emerging tobacco markets begins to fade.

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Digging deeper

Digging deeper

| February 1, 2016

Yunnan scientists believe tobacco roots are the key to higher leaf quality.

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Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

| January 1, 2016

The changing global cigarette market has left its mark on the classical oriental tobacco sector.

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A compelling intersect

A compelling intersect

| November 1, 2015

Convening in Bologna, industry stakeholders detect a win-win-win scenario—provided that certain conditions are met. By Taco Tuinstra   Held Sept. 15–17 in Bologna, Italy, the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) took place shortly after Public Health England’s remarkable acknowledgment that e-cigarettes are substantially safer than their combustible counterparts—the strongest such recognition yet by a […]

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 1, 2015

Tobacco Reporter announces the recipients of its 2015 Golden Leaf Awards. TR Staff Report Tobacco Reporter announced the winners of its 2015 Golden Leaf Awards during the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum gala dinner on Sept. 16 in Bologna, Italy. Recipients accepted trophies for their accomplishments in five different categories—Most impressive public service initiative, Most […]

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 1, 2014

Tobacco Reporter announces its 2014 Golden Leaf Awards TR Staff Report Tobacco Reporter presented its 2014 Golden Leaf Awards on Oct. 2 during a festive ceremony at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA. The event was part of the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, which brought together hundreds of industry representatives and […]

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“U.S. retreats from tobacco regulations in trade deal”

“U.S. retreats from tobacco regulations in trade deal”

| August 16, 2013

FairWarning reports that the Obama administration appears to have retreated from efforts to include, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, language enabling countries to uniquely attack the tobacco industry and adopt tough anti-tobacco regulations. The online publication, which provides public-interest journalism on issues of health, safety and corporate conduct, says the Office of the U.S. Trade […]

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Pop star invests in NJOY

Pop star invests in NJOY

| May 31, 2013

Music star and 13-time Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars has joined NJOY as an investor. While the terms of the investment were not disclosed, Mars stated that he often uses NJOY’s King product in place of traditional cigarettes and is convinced that it is a revolutionary alternative to cigarettes. “I’ve been using NJOY Kings instead […]

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WHO to conduct tobacco cost-benefit analysis

WHO to conduct tobacco cost-benefit analysis

| May 1, 2013

A team of 20 WHO researchers will conduct a study in Uganda to determine the country’s earnings from the tobacco industry and costs incurred from treating people with tobacco-related illnesses, reports Monitor. According to the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011, about 15 percent of males and 3 percent of females aged 15-49 use tobacco products. […]

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Video interview: BAT’s CEO on 2012 results

Video interview: BAT’s CEO on 2012 results

| February 28, 2013

British American Tobacco’s CEO, Nicandro Durante, comments on the company’s 2012 results.

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