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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The dwindling tobacco industry Tobacco, no more

The Daily Mirror spoke to the CEO of Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) Pubudu Sumanasekera on the hazards of smoking and the use of tobacco and the myths and misconceptions involved with the tobacco industry.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:08
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[Vietnam] Pipe dream! Shocking moment tourist collapses from a massive nicotine hit after she smokes ultra-strong 'wild tobacco' that locals use as PESTICIDE

A video of a tourist fainting after inhaling tobacco so strong that it is used as a pesticide has gone viral. The footage, taken in Vietnam, shows an unidentified female tourist sitting at the side of a road with a small group of men who had invited her
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 9, 2017 17:26
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22nd Century Produces Non-GMO Very Low Nicotine Tobacco

research collaboration with North Carolina State University has yielded several new Very Low Nicotine (VLN) tobacco varieties... “Because our new non-GMO varieties contain no foreign DNA, these proprietary varieties will open up huge new markets around th
Business Wire
added Jun 6, 2017 19:27
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What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet

Tobacco is a monocrop, meaning that farmers only grow tobacco plants on a set amount of land each year. That matters because many monocrops are regularly treated with chemicals — insecticides, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, growth inhibitors and ripe
Mic
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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Tobacco: a threat to our oceans

Each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered... This year’s Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, comes mere days after World No Tobacco Day 2017, the theme of which is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. This year’s theme recognizes tobacco’s widespread
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
added May 25, 2017 00:34
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports drop 12pc

ZIMBABWE’S seasonal tobacco export receipts have registered a 12 percent drop so far to $216,9 million compared to $246,3 million realised during the comparable period in 2016, official data shows.
Chronicle (zw)
added May 17, 2017 15:23
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales rake in $300m

In the same period last year, 77 million kg of tobacco was sold, raising $220 million. Tobacco sales have increased by 29,74% to 100 million kg as compared to 77 million kg auctioned last year.
Newsday (zw)
added May 11, 2017 00:34
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RESPONDING TO A CHANGING WORLD Sustainability Report 2016 (PDF)

we also see substantial growth opportunities in new types of tobacco and nicotine alternatives, which we call Next Generation Products, and are making significant progress in the commercialisation and development of a range of products which offer co
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added May 10, 2017 04:26
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HENDLIN: For an Earth Free of Tobacco Waste

For Earth Day, we’re taking a look into how much the world sacrifices to produce this completely unnecessary product. The environmental costs of tobacco fare no better than the health costs of using tobacco. As the 1995 World Health Organization (WHO) Be
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Apr 23, 2017 00:01
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[Africa, Malawi] TCC impressed by tobacco quality

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said it is impressed by the general quality of the crop being sold at this year’s tobacco market. Chief Executive Officer of TCC David Luka said when compared to other countries, the quality of tobacco in Malawi
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58
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