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Picking Tobacco Under an Unforgiving Sun in Mexico

The scenes--of people living under thatched-roof shelters, their skin raw from chemicals, and children as young as 6 working the fields or bathing in irrigation canals...Rodríguez is producing a multimedia piece on these workers...[BAT] Mexico, which buys
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 9, 2016 14:39
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Obama urged to ban child labor

“If Brazil and India can ban child tobacco work, the US can too,” said Norma Flores López, chair of the CLC’s Domestic Issues Committee. “We call on the Obama Administration to take action on behalf of powerless child tobacco workers because it is the ri
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 4, 2016 11:46
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[Korea - North] Kim Jong-un caught out: Tubby leader is spotted smoking a cigarette after urging people to quit

CNN claimed Kim was photographed with the cigarette during the middle of a anti-smoking drive. In May, KCNA reported that North Korea had reduced the area of land which had been set aside to grow tobacco 'as much as possible'. The hermit sate claimed
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 10, 2016 18:19
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[Asia, India] Contradictory reports by government panels weaken fight against tobacco

While the former strongly recommended reduction in tobacco consumption to reduce unnecessary loss of lives, the second one warned that excessive measures to reduce tobacco consumption may lead to social unrest due to loss of livelihoods.
Firstpost.com (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:19
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[Tennessee] Tobacco Has Changed, And So Have Our Communities

Greeneville was part of the Southern Railway Empire. The town boasted both commercial and industrial growth throughout the early 1900s, primarily due to the influence of the tobacco. In addition, Andrew Johnson, the17th president of the United States, was
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Mar 21, 2016 01:53
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Appellate Division upholds HC verdict on tobacco control

has upheld a High Court verdict pronounced 16 years ago to control production and processing of tobacco products. The verdict contained several directives, which asked the government to extend financial support to farmers so that they could stop growing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:23
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Stanbic unveils tobacco debit card

STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe has unveiled a special debit card for tobacco farmers starting this farming season. Farmers only need to have an identification card (ID) and grower number to access the new service. Stanbic marketing and corporate affairs manager,
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 29, 2016 17:01
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports up 7 percent

TOBACCO exports increased by more than seven percent to $183 million in January this year after exporting 25 million kilogrammes of the golden leaf, latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) show. During the same period last year,
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 8, 2016 15:13
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[Virginia] Roanoke Senator seeks to end Tobacco fund

A Roanoke Senator has introduced legislation to defund the Tobacco Commission and send the money to the Medicaid program. John Edwards...introduced a bill to repeal the enabling legislation of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. The bill also
Bland County (VA) Messenger
added Feb 2, 2016 14:40
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Activists urge withdrawal of tobacco

Anti-tobacco activists teaming up with the Coalition against the Falsehood of the Cigarette Industry are calling on Industry Minister Saleh Husin to withdraw a tobacco production road map, saying that it had the potential to increase smoking in Indonesia.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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