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[Africa, South Africa] WHO bullying burley tobacco growers

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the growers, says Francois van der Merwe, chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers'
BizCommunity.com (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added Jul 25, 2012 22:57
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[Africa, Zambia] Tobacco industry exploiting local farmers – NGO

THE tobacco industry in Zambia is exploiting local farmers by encouraging them to cultivate the crop and then intentionally keep prices too low for the tobacco companies to make huge profits, says Tobacco Free Association of Zambia
Zambia Daily Nation (zm)
added Aug 1, 2016 14:06
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[Asia] Cambodian parliament passes law on tobacco control

All 89 lawmakers, who were present at the session, nodded the law, which states measures to control tobacco-made products in order to reduce impacts on health, economy, society and environment. Opposition lawmaker Ke Sovannaroth, chairwoman of the Natio
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 10, 2015 13:53
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US: Tobacco Giant's Move Could Reduce Child Labor

will begin buying US-grown tobacco exclusively through third-party leaf supply companies, rather than directly from tobacco farmers. This change will require the world’s largest tobacco leaf suppliers – Alliance One International and Universal Corporation
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 5, 2014 11:26
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Plight of Zimbabwe's small-scale tobacco growers

BBC Online
added Mar 8, 2014 14:05
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Montenegro: Tobacco cultivation to be renewed

The Government and the Capital City have signed an agreement on acquisition of shares of the New Tobacco Plant (NDKP) with a consortium comprised of the Danilovgrad-based Partner Company, Primate from Uzice, and Jaz Express from Budva, which is expected t
Balkans.com (cy)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:31
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[Europe] Poland opposes EU menthol and slim cigarettes ban

In spite of the Health Ministry's reference to 90,000 deaths in Poland per year as a result of smoking-related diseases, the opinions of the other ministries proved decisive. The Ministry of Agriculture outlined that Poland is the largest exporter of t
Polskie Radio (pl)
added Jan 31, 2013 13:30
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[Indonesia] Letter: WHO, tobacco and farmers

These farmers have no hope without cultivating tobacco, or alternative crops. The situation is compounded by fluctuations in market demand. Now is not the time for the WHO to ban tobacco.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 28, 2012 13:02
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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Merchants say no to low-grade tobacco

Preparations for the 2015 tobacco marketing season have started with merchants indicating that they will not be buying low-grade leaves this season. An oversupply of tobacco on the international market is expected and this may affect local prices.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:50
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