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Hundreds of tobacco farmers are accusing Mastermind Tobacco Co., Ltd., of failing to pay their arrears since 2014 while now buying cheap tobacco from Tanzania. more

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British American Tobacco says a new Kenyan stamp duty on the cigarette industry is punitive. more

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Industry observers have said that the new, tough regulations on the manufacture, buying, and selling of cigarettes that came into force this September are not expected to have major impact on the earnings of tobacco companies in the medium term. more

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British American Tobacco has defended its leaf-buying structure that has been criticised by tobacco growers in western Kenya. The company’s purchasing model takes tobacco leaves from contracted farmers and pays them three days after delivery. more

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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