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March, 2009
    Announcing our NEW Digital Edition!

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  T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
12 BAT:
British American Tobacco continues to make progress in hard times.
By Evan Dashevsky

16 Hauniís Filter Functions
Current and future global filter trends.
Staff Report

Spotlight Online Feature:
18 India Tobacco:
Robust Grower Becomes Growing Consumer.
By John Parker

22 The LTL Group
LTL Process Controls Ltdís repurposing of intent leads to growth.
Staff Report

24 US Tobacco Exports Up in 2008
Growers in the United States find customers outside the borders.
By John Parker

32 Tabaqueria de Filipinas
A look at one company continuing an often over-looked Philippine cigar tradition.
By Heneage Mitchell

36 US Tobacco Tax Hikes:
RYO, Little Cigars Hit Hard.
Staff Report


D e p a r t m e n t s

6   Editorial

8   TI Digest

10   Manufacturers News

38   Factory Focus


40   Leaf News

44   Public Affairs

46   Advertiser Index

46   Dates to Remember


U.S. Tobacco Cooperative


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