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US: Tobacco Farms No Place for Teens / Government, Companies Fail to Provide Adequate Protection

The United States government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said today, in a report and video.
Human Rights Watch
added Dec 10, 2015 01:44

Tobacco Farms Are Poisoning 17-Year-Olds in North Carolina

In a new video released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch, teenagers who work in the tobacco fields of North Carolina detail the debilitating health problems they've suffered as a result of their employment. Many of the 26 adolescents interviewed by the ad
added Dec 10, 2015 01:37

[UK] Tobacco Duty: raw tobacco registration scheme

This applies to any individual or business supplying, receiving, storing or using raw tobacco, including domestic users for smoking or non-smoking purposes.
added Dec 10, 2015 01:01

[Tennessee] RENEAU: Slow Down, Smell The Tobacco

"The number of people who remember when Greeneville smelled like a tobacco warehouse this time of year also seems to be getting smaller all the time," Bob wrote. And he recounted telling a friend: " ... tobacco still smells like family and the good old d
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Dec 5, 2015 18:30

[Illinois] Artist wants to modify tobacco for hormone therapy

Ryan Hammond, who has been working at a community biohacking lab in Baltimore called BUGSS, hopes that one day trans folks will be able to grow their own hormone supplements. He’s currently trying to crowdfund $22,000 for “Open Source Gendercodes,” the
Chicago Sun-Times
added Dec 5, 2015 17:31

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim tobacco exports breach $700m

Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that during the comparable period last year, Zimbabwe had earned $709 million from 119,9 million kilogrammes of flue-cured tobacco exported at an average price of $5,91 per kilogr
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 4, 2015 04:44

[Africa, Zimbabwe] MUCHEMWA: Adapting tobacco growing to climate change

We cannot stand and wish this away but instead, we need to adjust and adapt to the erratic weather pattern through good agronomic practices that reduce exposure to the harsh climatic conditions. Irrigation should become the country’s focus as it is no l
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:01

Biologist to develop ‘transgenic tobacco plants’ for trans people to grow sex hormones at home

Transgender people may soon take do-it-yourself supplements using genetically modified tobacco plants, which they can grow in their homes to produce gender hormones like estrogen and testosterone. This comes from a project of a biologist to develop trans
International Business Times (au)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:04

[Africa, Asia, China] Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Thousands of people lined Harare’s roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe’s faltering economy...a key supplier to Beijing of oil, minerals, tobacco and cotton.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2015 19:14

The environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture and consumption

A community of concern needs to be established among multiple sectors – including health, agriculture, trade and environment – to address the environmental impacts of tobacco production and use. The FCTC Parties may consider such a broad approach as a ne
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:59
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