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Officials from auction floors say tobacco prices have now picked up after weeks of stormy sales following low prices and high rejection rates. more

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Tobacco excise taxes often exceed half of the retail price. Looking at the percentage of excise in the cost of cigarettes, Cuba leads the pack, followed by the UK and Australia. more

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EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight by lobbyists in Brussels. more

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Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has embarked on a program to equip farmers with better skills to grade, present, and classify tobacco so that they get good prices at sales floors, an official said. more

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Combustible tobacco cigarettes cost less to purchase than equivalent amounts of e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries sampled around the world, according to a new American Cancer Society study. more

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From the Associate editor

The Allure of the Forbidden Fruit

Is enforcing a legal sales age an effective measure to prevent young people from smoking, or is it just going to make that forbidden fruit that much sweeter and alluring?

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