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Iran and North Korea look to co-operate on tobacco

Iran and North Korea look to co-operate on tobacco

| September 21, 2015

Iran and North Korea are exploring ways to enhance tobacco-industry co-operation between the two countries, according to a Mehr News Agency story. The chairman of the Iran Tobacco Company, Mohammad Hossein Barkhordar, and the North Korean Ambassador to Tehran, Kang Sam-hyon, were said yesterday to have explored avenues for broadening mutual co-operation and joint investments […]

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Malawi farmers derive no benefit from tobacco

Malawi farmers derive no benefit from tobacco

| September 21, 2015

The Malawi government has held discussions with prospective tobacco buyers in a bid to ensure that farmers receive higher prices than they have been getting, according to a Malawi24 story. This was disclosed by President Peter Mutharika during a press briefing at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre after his return from a trip to China. Mutharika […]

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KT&G’s overseas sales increase dramatically

KT&G’s overseas sales increase dramatically

| September 21, 2015

KT&G’s overseas sales of cigarettes are this year expected to overtake its domestic sales, partly because of a strong export performance but also because of a huge fall in domestic sales at the start of this year following an 80 percent increase in prices, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The company was […]

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US flue-cured harvest estimate slips again

US flue-cured harvest estimate slips again

| September 21, 2015

The US Department of Agriculture’s September projection for tobacco production in the US has put flue-cured volume at 467 million pounds, six million pounds down on the estimate it made in August, and 19 percent down from that of last year, according to the latest issue of the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter compiled by Christopher E. […]

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Anti-tobacco campaign attracts 12 million signatures

Anti-tobacco campaign attracts 12 million signatures

| September 21, 2015

Six key public health organizations and their allies have vowed to support a new draft of Thailand’s Tobacco Control Act, according to a story in The Nation. They have called on the government and the National Legislative Assembly to push the law through so as to protect young people. And they have called on the […]

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Tobacco seed sales slip in Zimbabwe

Tobacco seed sales slip in Zimbabwe

| September 21, 2015

Zimbabwe might register a decline in the area under tobacco during the 2015-16 season because seed sales have declined by 30 percent from those of last year, according to a story in The Herald. With only two weeks left before the end of the normal seed-selling period, the uptake is down by 28.7 percent from […]

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