Farmer's Voice

At press conference, tobacco growers express concern regarding pressures from some countries for implementation of plain packaging.

"We ask European governments to listen to our sector and weigh the consequences.  We are moving from a balanced regulation to one that goes beyond all reasonable limits", stressed Abrunhosa.

Lastly, world tobacco growers have also expressed their concern about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), wherefrom tobacco has been omitted, as they consider it may pose a threat to the future of their families.