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Wilfred Murungi, the founder of Mastermind Tobacco, has passed away, marking the end of an era for the veteran industrialist who steered the cigarettes maker for more than three decades. Read more

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Farmers are now back to tobacco farming after a three-year hiatus, with many once again reaping from the crop as they had done decades ago. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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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