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Mexican workers sue over Kentucky farm conditions

Mexican workers sue over Kentucky farm conditions

| June 2, 2015

Thirty nine Mexican guest workers are suing the Kentucky tobacco farmers who hired them through a government program for seasonal work, according to a WUKY (Lexington, Kentucky). Three lawsuits have been filed by the workers who allege a number of abuses while they were working for Kentucky farmers through the H-2A program, a program that […]

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Eastern Tobacco looks set to manufacture in Malawi

Eastern Tobacco looks set to manufacture in Malawi

| June 1, 2015

The Malawi government and Egypt’s Eastern Tobacco have signed a memorandum of understanding in respect of cigarette manufacturing in Malawi, according to a story in the Nyasa Times on Thursday. The Times reported that Eastern was ‘expected to have a ground breaking ceremony marking the commencement of the company in the country Friday at Kanengo […]

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BAT signs agreement to acquire TDR

BAT signs agreement to acquire TDR

| June 1, 2015

British American Tobacco said today that it had signed an agreement to acquire TDR, the leading independent cigarette manufacturer in Central Europe. If the agreement receives the necessary approvals, BAT will acquire TDR and other tobacco and retail assets from Adris Grupa ‘for a total enterprise value of €550 million’. TDR is said to have […]

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Korea’s graphics must not be ‘excessively’ repulsive

Korea’s graphics must not be ‘excessively’ repulsive

| June 1, 2015

Korea’s National Assembly on Friday approved a bill that will make it obligatory for cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings, though the warnings must not be ‘excessively’ repulsive, according to a story in the Korea Herald. The graphics will have to account for more than 30 percent of the front and rear main surfaces […]

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Twenty six percent of EU citizens consume tobacco

Twenty six percent of EU citizens consume tobacco

| June 1, 2015

The incidence of tobacco use in the EU dropped from 28 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2014, according to a ‘Eurobarometer’ published on May 29. The biggest fall was among people aged 15 to 24 where tobacco use went from 29 percent to 25 percent. The incidence of tobacco consumption was lowest in […]

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WHO accused of hypocrisy over illegal trade stance

WHO accused of hypocrisy over illegal trade stance

| May 29, 2015

Campaigners are accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of ‘hypocrisy’ for making illegal trade a theme of World No Tobacco Day (May 31). According to WHO, one in every ten cigarettes and many tobacco products consumed worldwide are illicit. WHO wants governments to ratify the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and has […]

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