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ILO eyes decision on tobacco ties by year-end

The ILO has been taking money from Big Tobacco, the only UN agency to do so The International Labour Organization chief said Tuesday he hoped the UN body would resolve the controversial issue of whether to cut ties with the tobacco industry by the end of
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 9, 2018 18:30
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HURLEY/TARLTON: Opinion: How incentivizing small tobacco farmers can change livelihoods

Transitioning farmers away from tobacco and toward alternative crops, or indeed other livelihoods, is a way to unlock progress toward multiple Sustainable Development Goals. What can be done to help farmers transition? United Nations-led and U.N.-assist
Devex
added May 9, 2018 14:18
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[Virginia] FDA's proposed nicotine reduction could be detrimental for tobacco farmers

He says the nicotine reduction being discussed could hurt his farm. "We finished planting here this year. If they came out tomorrow and said the nicotine level's got to be reduced, this could be useless. So we really don't know what to do," Comer said.
WSLS Newschannel 10 (Roanoke, VA)
added May 8, 2018 16:28
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] GWANYANYA: Leveraging on tobacco for currency stability

The only way to go around the marketing challenge for tobacco is for Zimbabwe and China to structure a deal in which the former forward sells its crop to the latter and receives significant billions of dollars, which will be used to support production of
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:23
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The Tobacco Industry and Children’s Rights [FREE FULL TEXT]

From 2003 to 2016, tobacco companies successfully engaged with UNICEF on children’s rights issues, during which time UNICEF stopped promoting children’s rights as a justification for tobacco control.... in internal communications, the tobacco industry vie
Pediatrics
added May 4, 2018 20:48
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco curing decimating forests

Government has threatened to repossess land from resettled farmers who continue to use vast quantities of wood to cure their tobacco, contributing to deforestation and defying calls to use coal
The Daily News (zw)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:26
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[Texas] Enjoy bug-free veggie gardens with tobacco plants

Tobacco plants attract bad bugs, keeping them from the rest of the garden. Quinn explained that the bugs are drawn to the nicotine, become addicted and will stay and not leave until death. Ugh, I thought, this is bad stuff. Perhaps the Surgeon General s
Hays County (TX) Free Press
added Apr 26, 2018 11:51
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[Australia] Multi-million dollar tobacco crop destroyed

An illegal tobacco crop with an estimated value of $9 million has been seized and destroyed by the Australian Taxation Office in Maidment Rd, Koonoomoo. ‘‘We found this crop based on information provided to us by Victoria Police,’’ ATO deputy commissioner
Shepparton (VIC) News (au)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:57
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[Kentucky] Ready to switch to hemp? Farmers plan to grow fewest burley tobacco acres on record

“Prospective Plantings” report showing burley tobacco growers in Kentucky intended to set 57,000 acres for harvest — 6,000 acres below last year and 1,000 acres lower than 2015, which was the previous record low. Burley tobacco is primarily used for cigar
Richmond (KY) Register
added Apr 21, 2018 16:42
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming in Zim: A bitter harvest

Human Rights Watch found that work in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe poses significant risks to children’s health and safety, consistent with our findings in Kazakhstan, the United States, and Indonesia. Children working on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe are exp
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:25
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