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Tobacco sector working steadily at afforestation

Tobacco sector working steadily at afforestation

| August 25, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Sustainable Afforestation Association said recently that it had planted 600 ha of eucalyptus in its first year of operation and 3,340 ha in 2014-15, according to a story in the Herald, relayed by the TMA. The association, which was formed in October 2013 to curb the deforestation caused by the use of wood fuel […]

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No interest from smaller firms in anti-fraud deals

No interest from smaller firms in anti-fraud deals

| August 24, 2015

While the four multinational tobacco companies operating within the EU have signed agreements aimed at reducing the illegal trade in tobacco products, no other tobacco company has expressed an interest in signing such agreements, according to the European Commission. The Commission was responding to two questions from the Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovčić. In a preamble […]

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Seized Jin Ling cigarettes sent for analysis in Ireland

Seized Jin Ling cigarettes sent for analysis in Ireland

| August 24, 2015

Ireland’s gardaí has sent for analysis a number of seized Jin Ling cigarettes amid fears they may contain asbestos, according to a story by Fiona Magennis for the Drogheda Independent and Irish Independent. About 20,000 cigarettes were seized at Drogheda market during an operation by Drogheda gardaí following a tip off. Thousands of counterfeit CDs […]

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Cuba increases leaf production despite drought

Cuba increases leaf production despite drought

| August 24, 2015

This season’s tobacco harvest in Vueltabajo, Cuba’s main leaf-production region, increased by 3,400 tonnes over that of last year despite a nationwide drought, according to an Indo-Asian News Agency story citing the Communist Party daily, Granma. Industry leaders in Vueltabajo, Pinar del Rio, were quoted as saying that 16,204 tonnes of tobacco had been harvested […]

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Grim preliminary analysis of e-cigarettes

Grim preliminary analysis of e-cigarettes

| August 24, 2015

A senior medical consultant in Malaysia has said that the major concern over electronic cigarettes is that many people misuse the device by adding drugs such as marijuana and heroin, according to a story in The New Strait Times. A study on electronic cigarette addiction conducted by the Institute of Respiratory Medicine (IPR) since 2013 […]

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Altria raises dividend

Altria raises dividend

| August 24, 2015

The Altria Group’s board of directors on Friday declared the company’s regular quarterly dividend at $0.565 per common share, up 8.7 percent on the previous dividend of $0.52 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 9 to shareholders of record as of September 15. The ex-dividend date is September 11. In making […]

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