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Zimbabwe Take Steps to Value-Add Its Tobacco

Dec 14, 2020: ZIMBABWE might be well on its way to reclaim its status as one of the top producers of tobacco in the world in the 2020/2021 cropping season. As at 25 November, about 28 292 hectares had been planted compared to 27 181 ha in the previous season.

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British American Tobacco says Covid will cost it less than previously thought thanks to overturning of South African cigarette sales ban

December 09; 2020: BAT's brands include Dunhill, Lucky Strike and vaping brands Vuse and Vype
Global industry cigarette and THP volumes are forecast to drop by 5% this year

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The Canadian Vaping Association responds to Minister Christian Dubé’s proposed policy

December 10, 2020: BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following the recommendations in the report from the National Director of Public Health released this morning, Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, has stated his intention to implement further restrictions and prohibitions to the current provincial vaping regulations.

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BAT Launches tobacco industry-first Human Rights Report

Dec 10, 2020: BAT delivering on ESG priorities to build A Better Tomorrow for all stakeholders

- BAT is first tobacco company to publish a Human Rights report – launched on UN Human Rights Day

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)