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Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous

Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous
June 2, 2016: TUESDAY, May 31 marked the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) World No Tobacco Day. The United Nations’ public health arm should have spent the day celebrating a 30% global reduction in smoking rates over the past 35 years. Instead, the WHO marked the occasion by launching an all-out assault against intellectual property rights, freedom and common sense.
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Zimbabwe: Zim exports $246 m tobacco

Zimbabwe: Zim exports $246 m tobacco
May 26, 2016: HARARE - Zimbabwe has earned over $246 million from the export of 42,5 million kilogrammes (kg) of flue-cured tobacco since the beginning of the marketing season in March this year.latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), the country's seasonal exports improved from the $234,2 million receipts recorded prior year comparable period after 39 million kg were sold.
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Ethiopia: JT negotiating stake in National Tobacco Enterprise

Ethiopia: JT negotiating stake in National Tobacco Enterprise
May 26; 2016: JT submitted a bid of USD 500 million (EUR 448 million) for the stake in National Tobacco Enterprise, which was more than other companies, including a USD 230 million tender by British American Tobacco, the business journal said.JT has been expanding in Africa and the Middle East, acquiring a Sudanese cigarette maker in 2011...
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Uganda: BAT to pay $5.8m to shareholders in June

Uganda: BAT to pay $5.8m to shareholders in June
May 16, 2016: KAMPALA, UGANDA - Shareholders of British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) are set to earn a total of Ushs 20.3 billion as dividends for the year ended 31st December 2015. Following another solid performance by the company, the Board of Directors recommended a final dividend of Ushs 413 per share for the just concluded year. 
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