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Retailers say PM still on top, e-cigs will continue to grow

April 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

The first quarter of 2013 has come and gone, and with it, a UBS-CSP survey of a variety of convenience store operators–whose sizes ranged from one store location to more than five hundred—on a range of tobacco-related issues. The exclusive study brought good news for industry leader Philip Morris and even better news for the […]

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Few complaints lead to secondhand smoke warnings for non-gamblers

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

About two, meaning usually one, complaints a month are lodged with the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department regarding tobacco smoke leaking from video gambling rooms inside restaurants, so obviously something needed to be done in this West Virginia, USA, town. ”When we get these types of complaints, we still make a site visit to make sure they are […]

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International anti-tobacco conference to be staged in tobacco country

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

India, the third largest producer of tobacco, is due to host an international anti-tobacco conference in Delhi later this year. The International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco will take place on September 10–13. “The conference is a call for collective resolution to fight tobacco through global cohesion […]

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Manila FDA will not register e-cigarettes

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will not register e-cigarettes, as health products as these devices are against the intent of the country’s tobacco regulation law, according to a story on, a Minilan news website. In an advisory, FDA acting Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go said e-cigarettes are “contrary to the intent and […]

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Growers angry as kwacha replaces dollar in Zambian leaf sales

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zambian tobacco will this year be sold in kwacha instead of U.S. dollars, according to a story in The Times of Zambia. The decision to move to kwacha was made by the government, but the Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) secretary Samson Muyembe, was quoted as saying that the TBZ did not see anything wrong with selling […]

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Tobacco use a pre-existing medical condition

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

D.C. is moving ahead in creating its health exchange—the marketplace for individual and small group insurance plans required under the provisions of President Obama’s health care reform—and the board responsible for it yesterday voted to bar insurers from charging smokers and other tobacco users higher premiums. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are allowed to […]

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Hail & Cotton – Global Sales Director

September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

2500 South Main Street Springfield, Tennessee USA Now Hiring – Global Sales Director Hail & Cotton International Group (“HCIG”), recognized world-wide as a quality supplier of all types of leaf tobacco, is actively recruiting for the position of Global Sales Director. This position will report directly to the President and will oversee an experienced […]

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Getting my bearings

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the local leaf companies kindly let me borrow a car for the week, which should facilitate logistics considerably. I spent the day with my friend Makiwa, getting my bearings in Harare. I have a basic knowledge of the city from previous visits, but things are different when you are driving yourself. For starters, […]

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Life is good again

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

After traveling for nearly 24 hours, watching four movies and almost finishing a badly written book on the Hells Angels motorcycle club, I am enjoying a Zambezi beer in front of my room at York Lodge in Highlands, Harare. During past visits, I’ve flown from the United States through either Johannesburg or London. Due to […]

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