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Have you noticed people using e-cigarettes on the street? E-cigarettes are banned in Australia and an inquiry by the Federal Senate's Community Affairs Legislation Committee has just voted to uphold that ban until further scientific evaluation is conducted into the safety of vaping.


Japan Tobacco Inc.s acquisition of Mighty Corporation will not change the cigarette market in the Philippines significantly, according to a story in The Philippine Star quoting the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).


Trinidad has gone full Dominican. A new cigar from Altadis U.S.A. called Trinidad Santiago is slated to hit store shelves by the end of September, and it's made with only Dominican tobacco. The new smokes were blended by Rafael Nodal of Boutique Blends famebest known for his Aging Room line of cigars.


Thomas Chakauya (not his real name) from Odzi Farm in Odzi, Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe has just sold his tobacco crop and has managed to roof the five-roomed house, which he started building two years ago. This tobacco marketing season he also managed to buy a tobacco baler and two oxen to boost his draught power. Since he embarked on tobacco growing five years ago, Chakauya's life has improved markedly.


AR Packaging Group has entered into a binding agreement with PT Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika for the acquisition of a significant majority stake in the company.