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June, 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
Spotlight Online Feature:
10 A Sad Tale of Tobacco In Zimbabwe
Mismanagement and political turmoil leads to economic and agriculture devastation. Thereís at least one plan to get the Zimbabwean tobacco industry back on its feet.
Staff Report

14 The Cigarette as a Statistic
Exact figures can be hard to grasp.
By Jonathan Wesley Bell

18 Cigarette Sales in Sub-Sahara
Sales growth in Africa slows.
By John Parker

26 Quality Control in Action
QC in a faster and faster world.
By Ian Tindall

30 Adult Verification Vending Machines Takes Technology to Tobacco
New vending machines in Japan can verify the age of smokers.
By Albert Chan

32 Polandís Cigarette Export Success
A look at the facts and figures for the big player in Eastern Europe.
By John Parker

38 German Leaf Imports
The focal point for European tobacco distribution.
By John Parker


D e p a r t m e n t s
6   Editorial

8   TI Digest

10   Manufacturers News

28   Factory Focus

30   Advertiser Index



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