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[Asia, Bangladesh] Appellate Division upholds HC verdict on tobacco control

has upheld a High Court verdict pronounced 16 years ago to control production and processing of tobacco products. The verdict contained several directives, which asked the government to extend financial support to farmers so that they could stop growing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:23
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Stanbic unveils tobacco debit card

STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe has unveiled a special debit card for tobacco farmers starting this farming season. Farmers only need to have an identification card (ID) and grower number to access the new service. Stanbic marketing and corporate affairs manager,
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 29, 2016 17:01
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports up 7 percent

TOBACCO exports increased by more than seven percent to $183 million in January this year after exporting 25 million kilogrammes of the golden leaf, latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) show. During the same period last year,
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 8, 2016 15:13
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[Virginia] Roanoke Senator seeks to end Tobacco fund

A Roanoke Senator has introduced legislation to defund the Tobacco Commission and send the money to the Medicaid program. John Edwards...introduced a bill to repeal the enabling legislation of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. The bill also
Bland County (VA) Messenger
added Feb 2, 2016 14:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Activists urge withdrawal of tobacco

Anti-tobacco activists teaming up with the Coalition against the Falsehood of the Cigarette Industry are calling on Industry Minister Saleh Husin to withdraw a tobacco production road map, saying that it had the potential to increase smoking in Indonesia.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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Azerbaijan bans sale of cigarettes with GMO content

parliamentarians have approved the amendments to the Law on Tobacco & Tobacco Products. The amendments imply a ban on sale of cigarettes containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and materials created on the basis of modern biotechnological method
Azerbaijan Business Center (az)
added Dec 18, 2015 21:18
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The environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture and consumption

A community of concern needs to be established among multiple sectors – including health, agriculture, trade and environment – to address the environmental impacts of tobacco production and use. The FCTC Parties may consider such a broad approach as a ne
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:59
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[Asia, Pakistan] Deconstructing big tobacco

tobacco not only earns forex but contributes the most to Pakistan’s excise tax base. Unfortunately, there are two main problems that have capped the growth of this industry – illegal cigarettes and lack of agricultural credit.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02
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[Asia-pacific] FACT SHEET: Trans Pacific Partnership and Japan: Key Outcomes for Agriculture

Tobacco: U.S. tobacco exports to Japan totaled more than $260 million in 2014. Under the TPP agreement, Japan will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, currently as high as 30 percent, in 11 years.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Nov 21, 2015 16:14
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[Asia, India] Rules, rain and fake cigarettes hit tobacco growers

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are distressed because of falling product prices. Illegal cigarettes, excessive regulation and poor monsoon were hurting them, said the farmers. Though the government had intervened and started purchasing
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:03
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