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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers undergo training

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) is training farmers to grade the crop as it seeks to acquaint them with market requirements and procedures ahead of the 2016 selling season
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 18, 2015 20:32

[Indonesia] Health Ministry Rejects Tobacco Draft Bill

has rejected the draft bill on tobacco affairs bill to be included in the 2016 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas). "We consistently reject [the draft bill]. The draft bill has no sense of urgency,” Lily Sulistyowati, director of non-transmitted dis
Tempo (id)
added Dec 18, 2015 17:35

[Africa] How A Zimbabwean Tobacco Executive Sleeps At Night

Nick Hales, global CEO of Harare-based Savanna Tobacco.... Hales acknowledges that the World Health Organization has made it their business to stop the world from smoking. “Cigarettes and tobacco are legal products,” Hales said.
added Dec 16, 2015 05:29

Tobacco Farmers Suspected of Crop Insurance Fraud
added Dec 15, 2015 19:30

Azerbaijan bans GMO tobacco, wine and cotton products

The changes to the law ‘On Tobacco’ ban the import of tobacco and tobacco products, which were produced using genetically modified plants or agricultural plants created with methods of biotechnology and genetic engineering.
AzerNews (az)
added Dec 14, 2015 15:23

Philip Morris International Inc. responds to Human Rights Watch report, ‘Teens of the Tobacco Fields’

Miguel Coleta, Sustainability Officer at PMI, said, “We appreciate the continued dialogue with HRW and remain fully committed to addressing child labor and other labor abuses in US tobacco farming and the more than 30 countries worldwide where we impleme
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Dec 10, 2015 18:04

In tobacco fields, laboring teens face grave dangers

In tobacco fields, laboring teens face grave dangers Exposure to nicotine and toxins plagues young people working on farms, says new HRW report
Al Jazeera
added Dec 10, 2015 15:38

Teens of the Tobacco Fields

Key Recommendations To the United States Congress Enact legislation prohibiting children under age 18 from engaging in hazardous work on tobacco farms in the United States, including any work in which children have direct contact with tobacco in any for
Human Rights Watch
added Dec 10, 2015 01:46

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
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