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Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

| April 15, 2016

Despite 2016’s having been heralded as the year when tobacco farmers in Malawi would earn decent incomes, the opening day of sales was marked by low prices; or business as usual.

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Deeming rules could spell disaster

Deeming rules could spell disaster

| April 15, 2016

Instead of the release of the US FDA’s deeming regulations being anticipated as a vision of enlightenment; it is increasingly being seen as calling up an apparition from a Gothic horror story.

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Retailers under threat

Retailers under threat

| April 15, 2016

A huge, tax-induced cigarette price increase last year in Malaysia has encouraged more smokers to look for illicit products and, in turn, is threatening the livelihoods of some retailers.

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JT’s market share up sharply

JT’s market share up sharply

| April 15, 2016

According to preliminary figures released today, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic market share increased from 61.8 percent in February to 64.5 percent in March.

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Altria to host results webcast

Altria to host results webcast

| April 15, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from Altria will be the subject of a webcast on April 28.

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Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

| April 14, 2016

After 125 years of producing leaf tobacco for export, Malawi’s farmers are being promised that this year they will earn decent incomes from their labor. But will buyers walk the talk?

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