Tobacco Leaf Track & Trace Laborious but Indispensable

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It’s been long-standing industry consensus that tobacco leaf must be tracked and traced in an uninterrupted chain from grower to manufacturing facility. While the majority of parties involved comply, there are always those who flaunt the system. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Cigars as we know them now are a fairly recent product but they have actually been around for a very long time and have a fascinating history. more

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Tthe jury is still out on whether the demand for reconditioned or refurbished machinery could possibly be on the upswing. more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Serena Williams said it. Even Coco Chanel may have said it. “Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!” Those words have rung true for decades in the fashion world and lend themselves perfectly to the new world of electronic vaping. more

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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Cigarette marketing methods in China are undergoing a “reverse transformation” to a pattern of "promotion from the consumption, retail, and commercial sectors to the manufacturing sector." more

Sep 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Santa Cruz do Sul the Brazilian Tobacco Capital

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With its gross per capita income 2.5 times larger than the entire state of Rio Grande do Sul, even those who are not huge fans of cigars and cigarettes are celebrating the tobacco industry in Santa Cruz do Sul. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

High-Quality Leaf from Indonesia The Merchants’ P.O.V.

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The Indonesian archipelago looks back at a long history of cultivating tobacco crops. But what are merchants doing to maintain and improve high-quality output to help Indonesian tobacco stay competitive in the world market? more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Due to environmental effects brought on by Mount Raung’s eruption, Indonesia’s total tobacco growing area in 2015 was reduced. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

From the Publisher header


Baby. Bathwater.
Throw out much?

One would think the invention of reduced risk products would be welcomed by the
anti-tobacconists. Isn’t the very core of their existence the goal of reducing exposure to smoke and
smoking related diseases? But they are unsettled and unable to fully enjoy the success
of their regulatory labor and continue their march against e-cigarettes.

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