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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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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. Read more

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The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. Read more

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Polish Tobacco: Deserving of More Global Recognition

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Although one of Europe’s largest producers, Polish tobacco remains relatively obscure outside the continent – and despite its excellent quality. But EU, as well as Polish politics, might have something to do with that situation. Read more

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After a hard production year in 2016, American burley tobacco producers had good prospects through mid-season of 2017 for producing a crop that could restore inventories and allow growers to realize a profit. Read more

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The Tobacco Control Commission says that despite low production, the quality of tobacco leaf has improved this year. Read more

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China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. Read more

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SEKE: Quality Leaf from Greece’s Largest Supplier

Image courtesy of S.E.K.E. S.A.

With multinationals comprising its by far largest customer segment, SEKE S.A. is today Greece’s top tobacco merchant by total volume and value, making the cooperative a poster child for Greece’s economic recovery. Read more

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Hauni is offering an upgrade for its KT 2 tobacco cutter that encompasses all the functionalities of the new KT 3 and has already achieved outstanding results in practical applications. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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