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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers wreak havoc on forests

it was difficult to imagine that once upon a time, the area was a dense forest. Years of deforestation by tobacco farmers seeking wood for their barns have taken a serious toll on the country’s indigenous forests. The situation continues to get worse as f
Financial Gazette (zw)
added Jun 5, 2017 14:16
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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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[Asia] The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India / No Tobacco Day asks rhetoric questions to India’s stand

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India’s tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment
MIG - Media India Group (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:36
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[Germany] VIDEOS: New tobacco regulations being implemented in China / Campaign signals bleak future for Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers / Patrick Reynolds on the global no smoking campaign

The global anti-smoking campaign could adversely affect tobacco growers like Zimbabwe. / In Germany, people find that traveling can help them resist the urge for nicotine / CCTV's Susan Roberts spoke to Patrick Reynolds. He is a tobacco free advocate and
CGTN America (China Global Television Network)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:11
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[Africa] Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

A cash shortage that underlines the country's deepening economic woes has left farmers who travel long distances to auctions unpaid, stranded and desperate. Farmers like Kahari are not paid in cash because of the currency shortage. But they need the mon
AP - Associated Press
added May 30, 2017 22:55
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Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste g
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 22:25
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[Asia] India lost 1700 hectares forest annually from 1962-2002 due to tobacco cultivation: WHO

In its first-ever report, ‘Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview’, WHO said that the impact of tobacco cultivation on forests since the mid-1970s was a “significant cause for concern”. The global health body said there was evidence of “subst
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 30, 2017 22:09
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[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: On No-Tobacco Day, Big Tobacco emerges winner; check out the lesson

Seven weeks ago, the home ministry revoked the Public Health Foundation of India’s (PHFI) FCRA clearance...on No Tobacco Day, on May 31, it is fair to say Big Tobacco is winning the battle—if PHFI has been hit primarily for its anti-tobacco activities, it
Financial Express (in)
added May 30, 2017 21:53
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World Health Organization: Big Tobacco Leaves Huge Ecological Footprint

Tobacco growing is causing "massive harm" to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Reuters
added May 30, 2017 20:53
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Adhunik demands ban on tobacco cultivation

Adhunik (We Prevent Smoking) has demanded that the government should move from tobacco control to a total ban on its cultivation and banish tobacco companies in phases to achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Ha
Financial Express (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:24
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