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Uganda's tobacco laws could see farmers' livelihoods go up in smoke

government wants to pass a bill that will restrict the manufacture and sale of tobacco and encourage people to give up smoking. "If the government wants to ban tobacco use, then we are going to suffer," Okippi says. "Where are we going to get money to ed
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 1, 2014 10:22

WURTH: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Takes Down Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

When I set out to investigate child labor on United States tobacco farms last summer, I never imagined our research would end up on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Poor Latino kids from rural communities working 60 hours a week on tobacco farms, getting
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 29, 2014 02:59

In Debate Over Coal, Lessons From ’90s Tobacco Fight

War on Coal is reminiscent of the War on Tobacco during the 1990s. ...A truce took hold in large part because workers dependent on it for their livelihoods — and the lawmakers intent on defending it — were compensated.
New York Times
added Jun 3, 2014 13:35

[North Carolina] Company reopening ethanol refinery

Tyton BioEnergy Systems, a Danville, Va., company, said Monday it is reopening the former Clean Burn Fuels biorefinery in Raeford as part of its strategy to convert its tobacco crops into ethanol.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 3, 2014 12:32

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco bill irks Kanungu

If passed in its current form, the Tobacco Control Bill 2014 would hurt farmers, tobacco farmers from Kanungu district wrote in their petition to parliament. They say the proposed tax increments and a ban on tobacco growing, advertising, promotion and s
The Observer (ug)
added May 30, 2014 06:07

[Zimbabwe] Tobacco inflows boost bank deposits

DEPOSITS held by Zimbabwe’s financial institutions improved by 1,8% between February and March 2014 to US$4,1 billion largely driven by tobacco sales, offsetting successive slowdowns which characterised the period August to November 2013, statistics show
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 23, 2014 16:31

[Africa, Uganda] BATU warns of illicit trade as tobacco law looms

BATU, nevertheless, fears the bill could spur illicit trade of tobacco. According to the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act 1967, BATU provides seeds for the farmers who are only required to sell to BATU. This could all change if the bill is passed wit
The Observer (ug)
added May 15, 2014 11:51

[Kentucky] Logan County stars of 'Tobacco Wars' pleased with CMT show

A sawmill, tobacco farms and a few other places in Adairville are key settings in the CMT reality series “Tobacco Wars.” Bud Riggins and his daughter, Jess Riggins, run Bud Riggins Sawmill. They are two of the stars on the show, which revolves around two
Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
added May 6, 2014 08:55

Indonesian Farmers Urge Government To Reject Anti-tobacco Treaty

"Tobacco farmers are rejecting the FCTC as it will force them to replace tobacco with other crops," Indonesia's news agency ANTARA quoted APTI chairman Sunaryo saying on Tuesday. The WHO FCTC was adopted on May 21, 2003 and became the first WHO treaty a
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:02

Bulgarian tobacco producer threatens to set himself afire in front of parliament

A tobacco producer from the region of Haskovo threatened to set himself afire over problems in the tobacco purchase campaign in the region
Focus English News (bg)
added Mar 25, 2014 14:16
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