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KT International

In the highly competitive segment of cigarette manufacturing, Bulgaria’s KT International (KTI) is the country’s most successful independent cigarette company. Read more


Imperial Tobacco Distribution Bulgaria announced that it will distribute a dividend to its sole owner Imperial Tobacco Overseas Holdings. Read more


Bulgaria Leafs

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When Bulgaria’s State Tobacco Monopoly crumbled, its successors faced potentially hard times. But the country’s tobacco industry managed a magnificent recovery thanks to invigorated marketing and a strong drive to expand beyond the Iron Curtain. Read more


Part of our ongoing series on independent leaf suppliers, TOBACCO ASIA is venturing to opposite ends of the globe, introducing a cooperative in Kentucky as well as what is called the first privately operated leaf processor in Laos. Read more


Serious damage to Bulgaria’s state budget has been prevented as an illegal manufacturing facility for tobacco products was busted. Read more


Zimbabwe has earned $190.5 million from its sales of tobacco exported all over the world since January 2016. Some 50 countries import flue-cured tobacco from Zimbabwe. Read more


From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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