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Cablegate: Mission Action On Tobacco

Published: Tue 29 Jan 2002 02:48 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
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CTME-00 DODE-00 ITCE-00 EXME-00 E-00 UTED-00 VC-00
FRB-00 H-01 TEDE-00 INR-00 ITC-01 AC-01 NSAE-00
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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0824
INFO SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
UNCLAS HARARE 000267
SIPDIS
DEPT FOR EB/TPP/ATT/ATP FOR CAROLE JACKSON
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR ETRD ZI BEXP
SUBJECT: MISSION ACTION ON TOBACCO
REF: STATE 14016
IN RESPONSE TO REFTEL, MISSION IS NOT AWARE OF ANY USG
ACTION OR USE OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR THE PROMOTION OF
THE SALE OR EXPORT OF TOBACCO, OR RELATED PRODUCTS,
EITHER IN ZIMBABWE OR TO EXTERNAL MARKETS. POST DOES
DIALOGUE WITH COMMERCIAL FARMERS, MANY OF WHOM GROW
TOBACCO IN ADDITION TO OTHER CROPS. MISSION HAS ALSO NOT
TAKEN ANY SPECIFIC ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF GOZ TOBACCO
CONTROL EFFORTS, WHICH ARE MINIMAL, ALTHOUGH PART OF OUR
PERSONNEL ROSTER INCLUDES A CDC SPECIALIST INVOLVED IN A
REGIONAL SMOKING-CESSATION PROGRAM.
SULLIVAN
UNCLASSIFIED
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