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Sales down at Alliance

Sales down at Alliance

| June 15, 2017

Alliance One International was hit in fiscal 2017 by the triple whammy of smaller leaf tobacco crops in Brazil, Tanzania and the US, but the outlook for fiscal 2018 is brighter.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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ITGA calls for dialogue

ITGA calls for dialogue

| June 14, 2017

Tobacco farmers groups wants growers to be part of the discussions about them.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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BAT glowing in Japan

BAT glowing in Japan

| June 14, 2017

British American Tobacco says it is on track to make further rollouts of its glo heated-tobacco product in Japan and elsewhere.

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PMI investing in Russia

PMI investing in Russia

| June 14, 2017

A US42 million investment in Russia is aimed at increasing Philip Morris International’s capacity for manufacturing tobacco sticks for heated-tobacco products.

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Kaymich software extended

Kaymich software extended

| June 14, 2017

Newly-developed software from Kaymich allows users ‘to record production settings for later analysis and better understanding of each production batch’.

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Tobacco use falls in India

Tobacco use falls in India

| June 13, 2017

While the incidence of tobacco use in India has fallen significantly during the past seven years, the country still has about 267,000,000 users.

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Imperial appoints director

Imperial appoints director

| June 13, 2017

The chairman of PharmaCielo Limited, a Canada-based supplier of medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products, has been appointed to Imperial Brands’ board.

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Bangladeshi children smoking

Bangladeshi children smoking

| June 13, 2017

With two in five Bangladeshi school children reporting that they smoke, calls are being made to strengthen tobacco-control programs in the country.

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Registration open

Registration open

| June 13, 2017

Reacting to what is now a ‘technology-centric world’, the TFWA is due to stage a ‘Digital Village’ alongside its main event in Cannes in October.

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Snus not appreciated

Snus not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

When it comes to snus and that product’s potential to massively reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, most authorities around the world have their heads in the sand.

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Smokers not appreciated

Smokers not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

A commentator in the US has posed a question that is rarely asked: Why aren’t smokers thanked for filling budget holes with funds that no other section of society is willing to provide.

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Tax hit on Saudi smokers

Tax hit on Saudi smokers

| June 12, 2017

With revenue from crude oil down, Saudi Arabia has turned to the usual suspects to help fill the coffers. Smokers have been hit by a tax that has doubled the price of cigarettes.

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Suit over ‘cessation fee’

Suit over ‘cessation fee’

| June 12, 2017

Smokers in Oklahoma are being asked to pay, indirectly, for helping to fill a budget hole. But that request is being challenged.

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Indonesia first

Indonesia first

| June 9, 2017

The government of Indonesia wants to require tobacco companies to use domestic tobacco before they can import leaf from other countries.

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Armenia to ban e-cigs

Armenia to ban e-cigs

| June 9, 2017

The government of Armenia plans to prohibit the use of vapor products.

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HNB takes off

HNB takes off

| June 9, 2017

After PMI and BAT, KT&G is set to introduce a heating-tobacco product in Korea.

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G.D to buy Molins instruments and machinery

G.D to buy Molins instruments and machinery

| June 8, 2017

G.D will acquire Molins PLC’s instrumentation and tobacco machinery business of for £30 million

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Support for local leaf

Support for local leaf

| June 8, 2017

Indonesian tobacco production is to be afforded a measure of protection with manufacturers being required to buy local leaf if they want to import leaf.

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| November 2, 2017
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Zimbabwe moving on

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Boosting the tobacco sector is one of the goals of new and proposed policies aimed at attracting business and investment to Zimbabwe, while encouraging exports.

| February 20, 2018
Zimbabwe plantings down

Zimbabwe plantings down

Unhelpful weather in Zimbabwe means that flue-cured tobacco plantings are down by more than five percent this season.

| February 19, 2018
Zimbabwe disease alert

Zimbabwe disease alert

A resurgence of a viral disease in Zimbabwe’s tobacco is being blamed on growers, but those who claim to be overseeing production must surely shoulder some of the blame.

| February 15, 2018
Seeking new alliances

Seeking new alliances

Alliance One International, which yesterday announced a rise in volume sales, is seeking to expand into new, added-value business lines that offer improved margins and good growth potential.

| February 9, 2018
Watching the weather

Watching the weather

Local observers believe that Indonesia, which grew 70,000 tons of tobacco in 2016, could grow 200,000 tons this year – if the weather is co-operative.

| February 9, 2018
Star Tobacco expanding

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| February 8, 2018

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