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Diet Tobacco Europe Kft is installing a new DIET (dry iced expanded tobacco) production line which will triple the current capacity,  enabling DTE  to better serve their customers. Read more

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When Recon Marries HNB

Star Agritech International

For decades, reconstituted tobacco has been an indispensable commodity used in numerous products. Now HNB was added to that list of applications. Tobacco Asia talked to one of the main suppliers of recon. Read more

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Japan Tobacco International’s Serbian arm has opened a €3 million new production line at its factory in Senta. Read more

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A local engineering firm has developed an energy-efficient twin-turbo tobacco curing barn that is set to cut energy bills for tobacco farmers and reduce the impact on the environment. Read more

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The Irresistible Lure of Pheromone Traps

Courtesy of Borgwaldt Flavor GmbH

Common sense suggests that any tobacco company worth its salt should continuously monitor for tobacco beetle and tobacco moth. Pheromone traps are an excellent and cost-effective way to assess whether an infestation has occurred or not. Read more

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Chu Shijian, the former chairman of Hongta Group and Yuxi Hongta Tobacco passed away at the age of 91 on March 5, 2019. Read more

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Data from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries show a decrease in tobacco cultivation in 2018, despite the country having been granted duty-free and quota-free exports of tobacco leaves to Vietnam. Read more

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An Italian-owned company that makes high-tech machinery for producing and packaging tobacco products is expanding its operations in Virginia with the state’s help. Read more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board is encouraging tobacco farmers to diversify into other high-value export crops such as chia, an oilseed, to boost their income. Read more

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Rain in eastern North Carolina has hit the state’s tobacco farmers particularly hard. Read more

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An increase in farmers who have embraced cash crop farming over the years may be the reason. Read more

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Tobacco producers are striving to make up for the damage caused by heavy rains and floods as a consequence of tropical storm Alberto. Read more

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The National Tobacco Administration says the Philippines’ tobacco output could decrease because of the declining number of tobacco areas and farmers nationwide. Read more

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The National Tobacco Administration now seeks to set aside the bulk of the country’s tobacco production for exports, after a smoking ban and imposed tax hike drove down domestic demand. Read more

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With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. Read more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. Read more

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Tobacco production in China, rooted in the vast rural areas, is both the foundation of the country’s sustained and healthy development of its tobacco industry as well as being an important means of support for farmers in poverty-stricken areas. Read more

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India is one of the leading tobacco producers and exporters in South Asia – and with a huge variety of tobaccos to boost. Tobacco Asia’s Thomas Schmid picks the brains of some of the key players. Read more

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If weather conditions are normal in 2018, then Indonesia should be able to produce up to 200,000 tons of tobacco. Read more

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Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. 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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