Jessica Miller | May 10, 2013
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is anticipating the tobacco industry to keep on being really complicated this year because of the ongoing sale of illicit cigarettes and the influence from particular local brands being sold lower than the Government required minimum cigarette price.
Jessica Miller | October 8, 2012
Most cotton farmers in Mashonaland Central province have switched to tobacco production because of the low costs offered for the crop on the tobacco market this season. The growers have started constructing curing barns and others have already established seedbeds. At the same time the tobacco farmers are afraid of losing their property to cotton companies after failing to settle their debts. Most farmers told The Herald that they could not pay back loans to companies that contracted them and have since been given an October 30 deadline to settle their debts before the firms come in to join their property.
Jessica Miller | October 4, 2012
The Omaha City Council has approved a 3 percent tax on all smoking products to help pay for a new University of Nebraska cancer center, noted the Associated Press. The council voted five to two on Tuesday to approve the new tax hike. Council members Jean Stothert and Franklin Thompson voted against it. The proposal would have imposed a 7 percent tax on tobacco products sales in Omaha for to help pay for the center. The new ordinance has drawn criticism from Governor Dave Heineman.
Jessica Miller | August 3, 2012
Of course the juxtaposition was not lost on anyone who was present on Wednesday at a celebration marking the Durham County Board of Health’s Smoking Legislation taking effect. The new event took place at the American Tobacco Campus, at what was once the home of the American Tobacco Co. and Liggett & Myers. The Smoking Rule, enforced on Aug. 1, bans smoking not only in government buildings, health care facilities, and also schools. It expands smoke-free places to include Durham County grounds, City of Durham grounds, the city park system, city and county bus stops and many other transportation centers, and city, public school and hospital grounds.