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[Africa, Tanzania] JINGI: INTEGRITY FIRST : How tobacco politics impacts on human development

it is my belief that Tanzania has no reason to continue and promote tobacco farming, rather our politicians must now change their mindset in persuading tobacco farmers to substitute tobacco farming for other crops. Health is source of wealth.
The Citizen (tz)
added Jun 11, 2017 13:37
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[Asia, India] Growers in Prakasam dt. say ‘no’ to GST on tobacco

took objection to the Centre’s decision to impose 5% GST on tobacco leaves and 28% on unmanufactured tobacco. Farmers from 12 auction platforms in the Southern Black Soil (SBS) and the Southern Light Soil (SLS) regions, at a meeting here, feared fall in
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 10, 2017 21:32
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ARCHIVE: ‘‘Keep a low profile’’: pesticide residue, additives, and freon use in Australian tobacco manufacturing (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions:Australian smokers are unable to make informed decisions about smoking because pesticide and additive disclosure remains voluntary. The Australian government should regulate tobacco to require full disclosure including information on the lik
Tobacco Control
added Jun 10, 2017 21:13
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Busting the myth that roll-your-own tobacco has fewer additives

We have no more recent public data on pesticide residue in cigarettes sold in Australia. But all cigarette and hand-rolling tobacco sold in Australia is grown overseas, often in less developed nations where agricultural practices can be poorly regulated.
The Conversation (au)
added Jun 9, 2017 17:47
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[Vietnam] Pipe dream! Shocking moment tourist collapses from a massive nicotine hit after she smokes ultra-strong 'wild tobacco' that locals use as PESTICIDE

A video of a tourist fainting after inhaling tobacco so strong that it is used as a pesticide has gone viral. The footage, taken in Vietnam, shows an unidentified female tourist sitting at the side of a road with a small group of men who had invited her
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 9, 2017 17:26
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $228m

Chronicle (zw)
added Jun 9, 2017 15:34
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL COMMENT: Tobacco growers must embrace clean energy

farmers can pool resources and construct solar or wind power stations to power their tobacco barns.....as farmers conduct their business, they should not only think of maximising profits, but also think of preserving the environment for future generations
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 7, 2017 02:29
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[North Carolina] NC tobacco grower headed to prison for lying to feds

Fisher, 67, of Whitakers, helped another farmer conceal the sales of hidden tobacco, and she also encouraged the farmer to lie to federal agents, according to federal prosecutors.
WNCN (Raleigh, NC)
added Jun 6, 2017 19:57
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22nd Century Produces Non-GMO Very Low Nicotine Tobacco

research collaboration with North Carolina State University has yielded several new Very Low Nicotine (VLN) tobacco varieties... “Because our new non-GMO varieties contain no foreign DNA, these proprietary varieties will open up huge new markets around th
Business Wire
added Jun 6, 2017 19:27
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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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