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Zimbabwe plant planned

Zimbabwe plant planned

| January 26, 2017

Gold Leaf Tobacco is planning to establish a cigarette manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe just as fast as it can get the machinery that it needs.

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More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

| January 26, 2017

More than one in four adults and nearly one in 10 youth use tobacco, according to findings from the PATH study,

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Cortès buys ECMI

Cortès buys ECMI

| January 26, 2017

Cortès has agreed to acquire ECMI, a cigar business in Ireland.

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Smoking ban preparations

Smoking ban preparations

| January 25, 2017

Shanghai is getting lots of advice on how to enforce its coming tobacco smoking ban, but all it really needs to do is make sure that smokers are aware of where they may or may not smoke.

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Advertising under threat

Advertising under threat

| January 25, 2017

Indonesia is looking at banning the advertising of tobacco products on radio and television, where such advertising is already the subject of restrictions.

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30 arrested in Uganda

30 arrested in Uganda

| January 25, 2017

Thirty people have apparently been arrested and held on suspicion of smoking shisha in public places in Kampala, Uganda.

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Attempt to redeem cigars

Attempt to redeem cigars

| January 25, 2017

Premium cigars, by their nature, seem not to pose a serious public health risk to young or old; so an attempt is being made to pull them from under the US FDA’s deeming regulations.

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Growing tobacco again

Growing tobacco again

| January 24, 2017

Although Australia phased out licensed tobacco growing a decade ago, it seems that the price of cigarettes has encouraged some unlicensed farmers to grow the crop.

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Nicotine’s positive impact

Nicotine’s positive impact

| January 24, 2017

Researchers in France and the US have discovered that nicotine normalizes brain activity deficits that are key to schizophrenia.

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Illegal trade huge

Illegal trade huge

| January 24, 2017

Every year, it seems, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco issues a warning about the state of the illegal tobacco trade in Ontario, Canada; so, presumably, nothing ever gets done.

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Sales bounce back

Sales bounce back

| January 24, 2017

Cigarette sales in South Korea increased by more than nine percent last year as smokers got used to the tax hike introduced at the start of 2015, which knocked sales in that year.

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Warning on non-compliance

Warning on non-compliance

| January 23, 2017

The bad news is that few tobacco-product packs are compliant fully with Bangladesh-government requirements, but the good news is that less than a fifth are fully non-compliant.

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Second warnings warning

Second warnings warning

| January 23, 2017

Tobacco producers operating in Cambodia are drinking at the last chance saloon when it comes to complying with government requirements on tobacco-pack warnings.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| January 23, 2017

While some have welcomed KT&G’s increasing overseas cigarette sales, others are not so comfortable with its success.

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KT&G to be at TFWA event

KT&G to be at TFWA event

| January 23, 2017

With its eyes on expanding its already-considerable non-domestic sales, KT&G will be participating at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in May.

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Vaglietti to lead Goebel

Vaglietti to lead Goebel

| January 23, 2017

Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme has appointed Daniele Vaglietti to the position of CEO. He will remain CEO of Goebel’s parent company, IMS Deltamatic.

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Cautious on heat-not-burn

Cautious on heat-not-burn

| January 20, 2017

If the launch in the UK of the iQOS heated-tobacco device is demonstrating one thing it is that it is difficult to get across to some people the workings of a new technology.

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$1 billion of tobacco exports

$1 billion of tobacco exports

| January 20, 2017

Turkey’s exports of tobacco products and leaf tobacco are buoyant at the moment and some believe that they could go much higher with legislative changes.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| January 20, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s December domestic cigarette volume was down on that of December 2015, but, over the same period, its domestic cigarette revenue increased.

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Sustainable position

Sustainable position

| January 20, 2017

Iggesund Paperboard, with its high-end packaging boards, can bathe in the glow of its parent company’s placement on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations.

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

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| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

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| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
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| December 29, 2017

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