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Foreign demand ignites US tobacco profits
Popularity of cigarettes in Africa and Asia maintains red-hot sales for American tobacco farms.
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 14:10

Cigarette-smoking has dropped dramatically in the Western world, thanks to decades of health studies, lawsuits and anti-tobacco campaigns.

In Africa and Asia, however, smoking is still widespread and even growing in popularity.

Such foreign demand is helping to keep tobacco farms in the American Heartland as profitable as ever.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Georgetown, Kentucky. 

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