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Malawi tobacco growers abandoned by buyers

Malawi tobacco growers abandoned by buyers

| July 14, 2015

The closure of tobacco auctions in Malawi has left tobacco growers with a ‘huge quantity’ of unsold leaf, according to a Malawi24 story. The auctions which are said to be the sole means of selling tobacco in Malawi, have been closed, apparently because of a lack of buyers. The CEO of Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission […]

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BAT closing its Chile operations after law changes

BAT closing its Chile operations after law changes

| July 14, 2015

British American Tobacco has said that it is closing its operations in Chile because of changes to the country’s tobacco law, according to a story by Richard Craver for The Associated Press, published in the Winston-Salem Journal. BAT said it objected to changes that included banning additives, such as menthol, and adding to cigarette packs […]

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Weighing the health cost of continuing to smoke

Weighing the health cost of continuing to smoke

| July 14, 2015

People who quit smoking gain an average of 4.1 kg in body weight over about five years, which is 2.6 kg more than that gained by continuing smokers, according to a story by Megan Haggan for the Australian Journal of Pharmacy citing a recent study carried out at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for […]

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Nano-catalyst filter more effective against ETS

Nano-catalyst filter more effective against ETS

| July 14, 2015

Scientists working in South Korea have developed equipment that can decompose elements of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) more effectively than can equipment based on more traditional technology, according to an Indo-Asian News Service story relayed by the TMA. The new air-cleaning equipment, developed by Dr. Jongsoo Jurng and Dr. Gwi-Nam Bae of the Korea Institute […]

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Reynolds donates laboratory building

Reynolds donates laboratory building

| July 14, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company said on Friday that it had donated a laboratory building in the Whitaker Park complex to WPDA, a non-profit corporation created by Winston-Salem Business, the Winston-Salem Alliance and Wake Forest University. WPDA is said to be pursuing opportunities to lease the approximately 87,000-square-foot building and the nearly four-acre lot on which […]

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Andhra flue-cured target slashed by 30 percent

Andhra flue-cured target slashed by 30 percent

| July 13, 2015

The 2015-16 authorized flue-cured crop for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has been cut by 30 percent from that of 2014-15, according to a story in the New Indian Express. The Tobacco Board, at a meeting in Hyderabad on Friday, decided – based on indications given by the Indian Tobacco Association (representing tobacco manufacturers, […]

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