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Up In Smoke

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Tobacco Growing In Western North Carolina Could Be Making A Comeback

Reporter Carmela Caruso of Mountain Xpress (Asheville) was Paul's guest during this edition of "More to the Story" to talk about her story "Up with Smoke". The story is about how cigar wrapper tobacco could revive a disappearing tradition for farmers in Western NC. Caruso explains what might lead to a more profitable product for farmers who grow this type of tobacco. This interview originally aired June 9, 2021.

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