British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) and Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) served the government with a notice to set aside the decision to ban tobacco sales in South Africa.
Moody’s has estimated that traditional cigarette volumes will decline around 5 to 6% in the U.S. and 2 to 3% in the rest of the world excluding China during the next 12 to 18 months.
Tobacco growers in Zimbabwe are pressuring authorities to consider exchange rate difference payment to cover the losses due to the sale of their crop at a fixed rate of US$1: ZWL$25.
The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) are suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged inaction on menthol.
The tobacco prices in Brazil are above the manufacturing costs. According to CADEC, between R$ 8.19 (US$ 1.52) to R$9.38 (US$ 1.74) per kg.