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Leaf & tobacco processing

The Philippines blends tobacco into agriculture

23 Aug 2021. Tobacco is under siege on all fronts. Anti-tobacco salvos usually fired at tobacco use and consumption are now targeted at tobacco cultivation and production, which the perpetrators apparently believe is the ‘soft-underbelly’ of tobacco.
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Eastern Company mulls e-cigarette production

23 Aug 2021. Egyptian tobacco business Eastern Company has posted improved sales for 2020. At EGP 8.17 billion (USD 521 million), this represents an increase of 6.2 per cent year-on-year. However, the ongoing market transformation is pushing the manufacturer to diversify its portfolio by adding e-cigarette products to preserve its dominant market position, according to senior company representatives.
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South Africa’s struggle

23 Aug 2021. South Africa’s tobacco industry is going through a turbulent time as the government’s restrictions on cigarette sales to contain the spread of COVID-19 has triggered new market dynamics including price instability and an unprecedented high level distribution and retailing of illegal brands by tobacco manufacturers in the country.
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The loss of another tobacco market?

23 Aug 2021. The tobacco industry has been well aware of the fragile nature of global markets for many years. The global pandemic accelerated the uncertainty in the sector but is not the only thing to blame for the downward direction a number of markets are heading in, as is the case in Italy.
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From Poland with love

23 Aug 2021. With 50 years of experience in the long-term cultivation of tobacco, Lukowa Tobacco started running its business in 2012 and is now a leading name when it comes to shisha tobacco. TJI spoke to CEO Miroslaw Pekala about the ‧importance of a close team and a very special type of tobacco.
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