During 2019, the production of tobacco leaf has, once again, decreased. It serves to highlight the necessity of tobacco growers to come together and join efforts to safeguard their livelihoods. Read more

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Eastern Europe Beckoning: Independent Leaf Suppliers

Pasinfo-Grup SRL

After years of keeping comparatively low profiles, independent tobacco merchants from Eastern Europe have begun making a strong showing internationally. Read more

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Regaining a Place Under the Sun

Sub-Sahara Tobacco (Pvt) Ltd.

Zimbabwe has always been among Africa’s largest tobacco producers thanks to its favorable weather and soil conditions. But the emergence of tobacco contract farming over the past decade led to significant expansion. Read more

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Back to Nature

Koch & Gsell AG

“Natural” cigarettes containing tobacco with no chemical additives are becoming quite trendy in Europe. And where allowed they even may contain hemp, as a small Swiss company irrefutably proved. Read more

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For China’s cigarettes, those with a perimeter greater than 19mm and less than 23mm are defined as “medium-sized cigarettes”. Although this is not an official criterion, medium-sized cigarettes are basically a cigarette segmentation between regular c Read more

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There are more than 9,500 e-cigarette companies in China, according to Tianyan, a database of Chinese enterprises. But, what entrepreneurs did not expect was that regulations would be put in place in so fast a manner. Read more

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Dr. Iqbal Lambat is one of the tobacco industry’s most legendary figures. The founder and c.e.o. of Star Agritech International, Dr. Lambat has enjoyed a long-spanning career with some of the world’s leading blue-chip companies. Read more

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Following last year’s fifth anniversary, the organizers of InterSupply, the international trade fair for the tobacco product manufacturing sector look forward to another exciting exhibition in 2020. Read more

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Plain Packaging: A Resounding Failure?

Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance

Although touted as an effective tool for lowering smoking rates, plain packaging appears to be a dud that achieves almost nothing. Read more

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