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Buyers want only flavor tobacco from Zimbabwe

Buyers want only flavor tobacco from Zimbabwe

| January 27, 2015

Preparations for Zimbabwe’s 2015 flue-cured marketing season have started with merchants indicating they will not be buying low-grade tobacco this season, according to a story by Elita Chikwati for the Zimbabwe Herald. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, was quoted as saying that buyers wanted good cured leaf and would not accept […]

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KT&G profit soars ahead of tax hike

KT&G profit soars ahead of tax hike

| January 26, 2015

KT&G Corp. reported net income of KRW813.8 billion ($751.9 million) in 2014, up from KRW559.3 billion in 2013, reports The Korea Times. Operating profit went up 15.6 percent on-year to KRW1.17 trillion last year, and sales gained 7.6 percent to KRW4.11 trillion. The solid performance was attributable to increased sales in the local market ahead […]

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Health fears voiced over loss of EU leaf from blends

Health fears voiced over loss of EU leaf from blends

| January 26, 2015

In asking a number of questions about the state of leaf tobacco production in the EU, the Hungarian member of the European parliament, Norbert Erdős, has again raised the issue of whether certain types of cigarettes are less harmful than are others. Such issues are more usually raised in respect of genuine as opposed to […]

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NZ tax hike lifts interest in home-grown tobacco

NZ tax hike lifts interest in home-grown tobacco

| January 26, 2015

In the city of Tauranga, New Zealand, smokers who grow their own leaf tobacco are making money by using websites and social media pages to sell tobacco plant seeds to others looking to reduce their costs of smoking following a recent 10 percent tax hike. According to a story by Rebecca Savory for the Bay […]

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Second FDA e-cigarette workshop date announced

Second FDA e-cigarette workshop date announced

| January 26, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its second public workshop on electronic cigarettes is due to be held on March 9-10. The first of a series of three planned workshops was held last year. The agenda for the March 2015 workshop is said to focus on the impact of electronic cigarettes on a […]

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Online vintage cigar auction under way

Online vintage cigar auction under way

| January 26, 2015

Cigar aficionados are now bidding in C.Gars’ online vintage cigar auction, which is due to end on February 1. The auction includes 270 lots of vintage, mature and limited-edition Cuban and Dominican cigars and is expected to realize more than £300,000. ‘In 2014, 1,000 boxes of vintage cigars were auctioned by us, online and offline, […]

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