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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco growers continue to increase

At least 86 751 farmers have registered to grow tobacco during the 2014/15 season, up from 83 668 that had applied by the corresponding period in 2013, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has said. At least 40 359 of the farmers that want to
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 14, 2014 08:56
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[Europe] Poland ‘can offer economic recipe’ to the EU

not all changes brought by EU membership are necessarily positive for the Polish economy. The last year has witnessed a significant campaign in the Polish media criticizing the new Tobacco Directive. Its introduction threatens the strong tobacco industry
EurActiv
added Sep 14, 2014 11:44
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Tons of contraband cigarettes go from Belarus to Lithuania 5

The illegal cigarettes market in Lithuania remains one of Europe’s largest, second to the one of Latvia, and in 2013 it accounted to 27.1% of the total tobacco market, which follows from the latest research, done by the KPMG all over Europe, ru.Delfi.lt
Charter'97 Press Center (by)
added Jul 1, 2014 15:30
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[Burma/Myanmar] Regulators grapple with e-cigarettes

Vape City at Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel is the first shop to sell e-cigarettes in Myanmar. Opened by actress Hsu Pan Htwar just four months ago, it has quickly sparked debate over whether its products are legal and how they should be regulated in future.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jun 10, 2014 11:41
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[Australia] A politician's guide to public cigar smoking

Here were two well-heeled politicians insouciantly smoking away when only a few months back Mr Hockey had confirmed his government's intention to soak smokers with a $5 billion rise in tobacco tax over the next four years.
Daily Life (Pyrmont NSW) (au)
added May 12, 2014 12:46
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Iran to introduce new cigarette brands ($$)

TREND News Agency (az)
added Dec 25, 2013 00:31
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[Togo, New York] Can E-Cigarettes Cure America's $90 Billion Smoking Problem?

Eisenberg, Denholtz and Denholtz’s brother Jon know a lot about vaping and the e-cigarette lifestyle. They opened the Henley Vaporium, New York City’s first e-cigarette bar, on Cleveland Place in Soho this month. There will soon be another location in Un
Yahoo! Finance
added Oct 30, 2013 15:13
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[Australia] Tourism industry supports proposed extra restrictions

TOURISM operators have supported the State Government's proposal to introduce "smoke-free zones" on the Sunshine Coast. Under a plan being considered by Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, smoking would be banned in parks, tourism areas and pedestrian
Sunshine Coast Daily (au)
added Oct 30, 2013 00:44
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[UK] City centre tree is being 'killed by secondary smoking'

“This tree is in considerably poorer condition than the others in the street, so we believe the cigarette butts could be to blame. It’s a sobering sight to see a tree near to death because of smoking. “We hope this makes people think not only about thei
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Oct 26, 2013 12:48
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[Japan] Smokers raising stink over JR Tokai’s plan to make maglev nonsmoking

Railway officials are touting their new high-speed magnetic levitated train, which are expected to begin operations in 2027, the first in the nation, as cutting the travel time so much that smokers can resist the need to light up. They'll have no choice,
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 18, 2013 14:02
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