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[Africa, Kenya] Public smokers to be arrested in crackdown on tobacco use

Meru county has announced plans to arrest people smoking in public. Health executive Eunice Kobia yesterday said the move is part of the county's resolve to regulate tobacco use. "At least one in every five men use tobacco. It is sad that smoking is pa
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:49
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[Zimbabwe] 2 tobacco auction floors to open in Rusape

Tobacco farmers in Manicaland stand to benefit from the recent announcement that two auction floors will be opening in Rusape this year. One of the auction floors will be operated by Agritrade Leaf Tobacco, a relatively new entity, while there are marke
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:47
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[Africa, Kenya] Migori threatens to kick out tobacco firms for failing to pay farmers

The Migori County Government has threatened to kick out tobacco companies that have consistently failed to pay farmers in time. Agriculture Executive Valentine Ogongo said the county administration “will not sit back and watch farmers suffer every year
Daily Nation (ke)
added Feb 25, 2018 17:05
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[Asia, India] Efforts on to bring down tobacco cultivation

In an attempt to discourage tobacco farming in the district, the Agriculture Department is helping tobacco cultivators to switch over to other crops. in a phased manner by helping them diversify to other crops for their continued livelihood support.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 24, 2018 14:05
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Drought cuts BAT pay to farmers by 12% (Kenya)

payments to farmers dropped by 12 per cent (or Sh100 million) to Sh1.2 billion in the 2017 season as leaf deliveries were lower than in 2016 due to drought and floods, the company has said. The multinational, which has contracted about 5,000 tobacco fa
Asoko Insight (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:58
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[Kentucky] 'I beat breast cancer - but the treatment side effects nearly killed me': High-flying lawyer, politician and farmer, 52, describes agonizing her battle with lymphedema

Harrod also takes care of herself, keeping in shape, eating organic, and never smoking ('Not in a million years!' she says, despite tending to the tobacco farm that's been passed down through her family).
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29
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[Zimbabwe] Government to assist tobacco farmers meet 2020 guidelines

Government is working hard to ensure tobacco growers meet the 2020 Global Tobacco Cigarette Companies guidelines...state that as from 2020, international buyers would no longer be accepting tobacco that has not been produced in a sustainable manner, inclu
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 21, 2018 02:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco hectarage declines 5.5 percent

THE area planted under the tobacco crop in the 2017/18 cropping season has declined by 5.5 percent to 104 397 hectares from 110 518ha during the same period last year, official figures show
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[North Carolina] Review: The Packhouse a Beautiful Nod to Carolina’s Tobacco Past

The décor is thoughtful, making The Packhouse more than just a trendy, history-based name. Baskets large enough to hold tobacco leaves hang from the ceiling, and the door handles are fashioned from aged farming tools. A private dining room is closed off
Charlotte (NC) Magazine
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Australia] Fines and jail time increase for illegal tobacco growing

THE Australasian Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed tougher penalties for illegal tobacco farms. "Taxpayers lose $1.6 billion in excise each year as a result of organised tobacco crime, and that money is literally diverted from hospitals and
Bundaberg (QLD) NewsMail and Guardian (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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