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Zimbabwe’s leaf tobacco export earnings soar

Zimbabwe’s leaf tobacco export earnings soar

| April 29, 2015

Zimbabwe has earned US$224.0 million from the export of 35.2 million kg of semi-processed tobacco this year, according to a story in The Herald quoting figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. This season’s figures are said to be increased from the US$58.6 million kg earned from the export of 16.4 million kg during […]

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RAI’s sustainability report available online

RAI’s sustainability report available online

| April 29, 2015

Reynolds American Inc.’s 2014 Sustainability Report, which ‘highlights the latest initiatives by RAI and its subsidiaries to ensure a sustainable commercial future while addressing stakeholder expectations’, is now available on the company’s website (www.ReynoldsAmerican.com). “Sustainable business practices are good for our businesses and they are the right thing to do,” said RAI president and CEO […]

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A plague of low flue-cured prices afflicting growers

A plague of low flue-cured prices afflicting growers

| April 28, 2015

Lower farm prices are plaguing flue-cured tobacco growers around the world, according to a story in the most recent issue of the India-based BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The story reported that prices had fallen by 14 percent in Brazil, 10 percent in Zimbabwe, eight percent in the US and four percent in Tanzania. And in […]

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China to crack down on tobacco advertising

China to crack down on tobacco advertising

| April 28, 2015

China’s revised Advertisement Law, which has been approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, bans tobacco product advertising in the mass media, in public places, and on public transportation, according to a Reuters story relayed by the TMA. The law, which is due to take effect on September 1, prohibits advertisements that […]

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Graphic details missing from Kenya’s warnings

Graphic details missing from Kenya’s warnings

| April 28, 2015

In an application before Kenyan High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi, British American Tobacco Kenya has said it is unable to comply with the country’s Tobacco Control Regulations 2014 because the Ministry of Health has yet to publish technical details of the Act, according to a story by Carol Maina for The Star. The act requires, […]

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Nine new Seven Stars on Japanese horizon

Nine new Seven Stars on Japanese horizon

| April 28, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc says that it is to introduce across Japan nine redesigned Seven Stars products. The Seven Stars brand, which includes 14 products in all, is the tobacco sales leader in Japan. The redesigns, which are due to appear in the middle of June, have targeted the products’ packaging; so there have been no […]

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