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[Africa] ARCHIVE: Eliminating child labour in Malawi: a British American Tobacco corporate responsibility project to sidestep tobacco labour exploitation

transnational tobacco companies are using child labour projects to enhance corporate reputations and distract public attention from how they profit from low wages and cheap tobacco.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 8, 2016 16:54
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] ARCHIVE: CHILD LABOUR IN TOBACCO CULTIVATION IN THE ASEAN REGION (PDF)

Child labour is prevalent in tobacco cultivation in Southeast Asia. All ASEAN countries are Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and, hence, are obligated to enforce the Convention and ensure their rights are pro
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:52
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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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[UK-Wales] Health Minister accused of "vanity project" over e-cigarette ban while Betsi Cadwaladr remains in special measures

Moves to restrict e-cigarettes in Wales have been slated as a Welsh Government “vanity project" in a scathing attack by the Welsh Lib Dems. The Welsh Government had originally wanted to ban so called vaping from all enclosed public and work places in th
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:42
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Cheap Cigarettes Are Burning Greece's Finances

Greeks could smoke, drink and gamble their way out of their next financial hole, if only they were taxed on all of it... “Illicit cigarette and bulk tobacco trade strips the Greek state from significant revenue each year that could be used for paying pens
Bloomberg News
added Feb 8, 2016 16:41
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[Europe] Commission still hiding details of dealings with tobacco industry: the Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, strongly regrets that the European Commission has chosen not to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent in line with UN guidelines. The Commission was responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendat
New Europe
added Feb 8, 2016 16:10
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[Europe] EU Commission Resisting Tobacco Lobbying Transparency, Watchdog Says

has ignored calls for more transparency in its dealings with the tobacco industry, a watchdog said Monday, ratcheting up criticism sparked by a 2012 lobbying scandal that ended the career of the bloc's then health commissioner.
Life Style Extra (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:09
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[Europe] EU watchdog raises alarm on tobacco lobbying

The European Commission is refusing to curb lobbying by tobacco firms in its ranks by not fully applying UN transparency rules, says an EU watchdog. The EU ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said on Monday (8 February) that the Brussels-executive ditched her recom
EUobserver.com
added Feb 8, 2016 16:08
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[Europe, Ireland] O’Reilly criticises EC’s transparency in dealings with tobacco firms

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent, following an investigation by her office. A report by Ms O’Reilly in October sharply criticised t
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:07
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[Canada] Ontario Creating New Enforcement Team to Combat Contraband Tobacco Province Strengthening Enforcement and Collaboration

Located within the OPP's Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the new team will be dedicated to investigating the smuggling and trafficking of contraband tobacco and will work closely with local, provincial, national and international enforcement agencies
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:05
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