Tobacco giants fight ‘smoking guns’

Tweet Plaintiffs say memos are ‘game-changers’ A Canadian tobacco company will be in Quebec Court of Appeal Friday in a bid to prevent damaging internal documents from being submitted during a class-action trial in which the province’s smokers are seeking $27 billion in damages from the industry. Witnesses in the trial are being shown documents – referred to as “smoking guns” by the plaintiffs – that they received in the course of t ... Jump to full article >>

Zimbabwe’s tobacco making a comeback

Tweet Zimbabwe’s hopes to return to economic prosperity largely depend upon its agriculture. And right now things are looking up, with a remarkable comeback of the tobacco crop, estimated to be 150 million kilograms, according to the Zimbabwe Standard. Last year Zimbabwe sold 131 million kgs for $360 million. Zimbabwe’s tobacco auctions are in full swing, after a slow start February, with international buyers flying in to buy Zimbabw ... Jump to full article >>