Tobacco Reporter‘s April 2015 issue turns the spotlight on the influence of extreme tobacco regulations, like plain packaging, which are being forced onto other industries such as food and drink. We discuss sustainable palm oil fuel, which is used by Indonesian tobacco farmers to cure tobacco while reducing negative environmental impacts. We also highlight the medicinal value of a particular species of golden leaf that is being used to produce complex proteins for treatments to combat diseases, such as HIV, some forms of cancer and Norovirus.
THE SLIPPERY SLOPE
The risk of extreme tobacco regulations—such as plain packaging—being forced onto other industries is real.
Facing legislative uncertainty, EU cigarette makers must base their TPD2 preparations on ‘reasonable assumptions.’
CURING THE COST
Using a new biomass fuel, Indonesian tobacco farmers are reducing the costs and environmental impacts of their operations.
Tobacco plants are being turned into living pharmaceutical factories, helping fight Ebola, among other illnesses.
Hauni’s sustainability manager reflects on the considerable progress made since his position was created only five years ago.
THE FIFTH COMPREHENSIVE
Tobacco control with Chinese characteristics
LOWER SALES, HIGHER INCOME
German cigarette tax revenues reached a record high last year even as volumes declined.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Russia may introduce a state tobacco monopoly of sorts.
By turning ideas into solutions, SPI Developments is making its mark on the tobacco flavor-application industry.
A QUESTION OF TIMING
The idea of prohibiting cigarette sales to people born after a certain year raises some vexing questions.
POSITIONED FOR SUCCESS
Tobacco-film manufacturer Terichem pivots east to stay ahead of industry trends.
Who’s who in the tobacco pest-control business
IN SAFE HANDS
Who’s who among tobacco storage providers
WINDS OF CHANGE
Excitement builds as Cuba-U.S. tensions ease.
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