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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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[Africa, Zimbabwe] NUMBER OF TOBACCO FARMERS DROP

In its latest bulletin, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) said a total of 69 092 farmers have so far registered for the 2015/16 season compared to 86 992 who had registered by the same time last year.
Newsdzezimbabwe
added Nov 24, 2015 03:37
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[Asia, India] Farmers' body seeks CBI probe against anti-tobacco health activists, money trail

Accusing the anti-tobacco health activists of working with a hidden agenda of benefiting foreign tobacco growers and business syndicates, the FAIFA representatives said it was helping foreign companies dump illicit cigarettes into the domestic market, af
The Economic Times (India)
added Nov 24, 2015 00:09
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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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STODGHILL: On the Cigar Trail in Cuba

I savored the creamy aroma of my cigar, or puros, marveling at the perfection of the moment: the city lights and the rumba music wafting up from the streets. Even the non-cigar smoker must concede that a kind of Habanos romance swirls across this island.
New York Times
added Nov 20, 2015 16:05
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[South Carolina] The rise, and decline, of SC's tobacco crop

In 1895, The State referred to tobacco as “the pearl of the Pee Dee,” a reference depictive of the region’s tobacco crop’s economic contributions to the state. In fact, the Pee Dee region planted 95 percent of the state’s tobacco crop acreage in 1900, a
Columbia (SC) State
added Nov 18, 2015 00:17
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BAISE: Second thoughts on second-hand smoke / Studies like this never make the evening news!

authors in the Congressional Budget Office, RAND Corporation, Center for Primary Care – Stanford U., and U. of Wisconsin...conclusions come from the [NBER]...claims that workplace smoking bans "…on heart attack admissions is close to zero…"
Farm Futures
added Nov 17, 2015 23:32
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[Kentucky] How a Scott County tobacco farm allegedly mistreated workers from Mexico

According to a lawsuit filed by migrant workers, McKenzie Farms in Scott County illegally charged them thousands of dollars for their H-2A visas, housing and transportation; underpaid them by thousands more; provided shabby living quarters; and falsified
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Nov 17, 2015 17:10
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco yields rebound

This comes after Boka Tobacco Floors CEO Rudo Boka recently told a tobacco growers’ field day in Rushinga the country’s tobacco yields were improving as more farmers gained experience and got access to technical and financial assistance.
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:27
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL COMMENT: Tobacco debunks myth of land reform failure

that this country has emerged as the biggest producer of tobacco in Africa and is rated fifth in the world is no mean feat, but rather an achievement that sends a clear message that this economy is on the right track and is not a write off as brandished i
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 11, 2015 21:18
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