NEWS AND EVENTS - TOBACCO INDUSTRY NEWS
The only interest of the tobacco industry is profits from its business. Read articles that bring out arguments put forth by tobacco companies attempting to justify their claims. This section also highlights arguments, actions, activities and strategies of tobacco industry allies and front groups in favor of the tobacco industry.

Tobacco farmers urged to diversify
October 22, 2018: The tobacco sector is encouraging farmers to diversify into other high value export crops such as chia, an oil seed, to boost their income. Tobacco is one of the major foreign currency earners in Zimbabwe and is under threat from a proposed global ban.

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How ‘Big Tobacco’ derailed Sars’ investigative ability
July 06, 2018: It’s a tragic tale of industrial espionage, profit-shifting schemes, disinformation, an alleged honeypot triple spy and questionable journalism. A new study attributing the loss of R7 billion to the fiscus through the illicit trade of tobacco and cigarettes at the feet of smaller tobacco companies is only telling half the tale.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)