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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. more

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Farmers have sold 167.14 million kg of tobacco by Day 49 of the selling season, 20% shy of a current season target of 200 million kg. more

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After slower sales of its IQOS product, Philip Morris International is trying on a new strategy to appeal to more conservative smokers in Japan who aren’t willingly exchanging their cigarettes for high-tech gadgets. more

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Dubai Duty Free has confirmed that new tobacco taxes do not apply to departing passengers from Dubai airports. more

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Turkey’s deputy prime minister Recep Akdag says the government is preparing a bill that will expand the ban on the sale of tobacco products. more

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Zimbabwe’s earnings from tobacco sales, a major foreign currency earner, fell 7.35% to a below target US$551 million this year. more

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Tobacco companies fell under fire for tin cigarette packs they released shortly before the date when retailers could no longer sell branded cigarette packets, as a grace period to allow tobacco firms to phase out old cartons came to an end. more

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The Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals an overall decline in the number of tobacco users in India in the past seven years, especially among the 15-24 age group. more

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The Union Health Ministry has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure tobacco shops at any airports are not located near smoking rooms. more

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Tobacco farmers have made US$416 million from the sale of over 144 million kilograms of flue cured tobacco so far this marketing season. more

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Russian business ombudsman, Boris Titov, said in an annual report to the Russian president that 35-40% of tobacco products sold on the Russian market are illegally produced. more

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Within a month after the opening of the floors in March, Zimbabwe saw a 39% increase in tobacco sales. more

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Strong demand for effective tobacco revenue protection solutions to meet continued global threats will drive growth for tax stamps in 2017, says the International Tax Stamp Association. more

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China’s tobacco industry needs to be persistent to innovate and develop new products to recover lost sales over the past year stemming from sluggish economic performance nationwide. more

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Despite influencing factors, the two leading tobacco manufacturers in the East Asia market has been able to increase their overseas markets while handling challenged domestic ones. more

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New data from travel retail specialists show that global duty free and travel retail sales fell for the first time since 2009. more

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California recently became the second state in the US to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. more

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The country’s Tobacco Control Commission officials are upbeat that differences rocking the sale of tobacco would be history following what they describe as successful the meeting of representatives of buyers and farmers. 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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