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Cut-rag and cigarette export awards for Bommidala

Cut-rag and cigarette export awards for Bommidala

| January 13, 2015

Bommidala Enterprises picked up two export awards at the Tobacco Board of India’s Formation Day on Friday It was judged to be India’s biggest exporter of cut tobacco in 2014 and its third biggest exporter of cigarettes. This was the eighth consecutive year in which the company had won these awards. Bommidala Enterprises is part […]

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EU releasing information on US trade treaty talks

EU releasing information on US trade treaty talks

| January 12, 2015

The European Commission last week published a number of documents setting out proposals for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US. Negotiators had come under pressure from the public over the previously secret nature of the negotiations that many believe would cede even more power to multinational corporations and […]

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Most Iranians disapprove of hookah smoking

Most Iranians disapprove of hookah smoking

| January 12, 2015

A survey has indicated that 67 percent of Iranians would support a ban on hookah smoking in coffee houses, according to a Tehran Times story quoting a Hamshahrionline report. The study by the University of Tehran’s Center for Public Opinion Research was conducted in December among smokers and non-smokers more than 18 years of age […]

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Sales down in France but it could have been worse

Sales down in France but it could have been worse

| January 12, 2015

Volume sales of cigarettes in France dropped by 5.3 percent last year, according to a story in La Tribune citing initial figures from the tobacconists’ federation. Volume sales of cigars and cigarillos fell by 4.1 percent, while those of fine-cut tobacco went down 3.0 percent. Cigarette sales did not fall as sharply as they had […]

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Tobacco attracting new growers in Zimbabwe

Tobacco attracting new growers in Zimbabwe

| January 12, 2015

Sixteen thousand four hundred farmers registered with Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) to grow tobacco for the first time during the 2014/ 15 season, according to a story in The Herald quoting TIMB figures. This influx of new growers meant that, by January 2, 87,852 farmers had registered to grow tobacco, up from […]

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Production to be restarted at Nepal’s Janakpur plant

Production to be restarted at Nepal’s Janakpur plant

| January 9, 2015

Nepal’s Minister for Industry, Mahesh Basnet, has said that preparations have been made for resuming production at the Janakpur Cigarette Factory, according to a story in My Republica quoting a National News Agency report. Basnet said the factory would resume operations soon ‘with the consent of the people’, which was possibly in part at least […]

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