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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
UN News Service
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Farm Workers’ Union Sues US Labor Dept Over Poor Conditions for Foreign Workers

"at the end of the day, we see the real changemaker and the folks that really need to take responsibility as the folks purchasing these agricultural products, like Reynolds American, that buys tobacco on some farms where they pay over $11 an hour and som
Sputnik (ru)
added Aug 31, 2018 11:41
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In Kentucky, Farmers Find Hemp May Be More Profitable Than Tobacco

With growing interest from farmers looking for more profitable harvests — and support from power brokers like U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushing for legalization — the legislative scales may be tipping in favor of freeing hemp from
Forbes
added Aug 30, 2018 22:42
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[South Carolina] POLAND: 'Fields of death' are on the decline across our state

can we admit that a field of tobacco is a beautiful sight, though a deadly one and a vanishing one, like so much smoke dissipating. You'll see fewer fields of tobacco in times to come. Its day has come and gone. But if you still smoke? Well, the odds ar
The Sumter (SC) Item
added Aug 26, 2018 20:59
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New union for tobacco farmers

Tobacco farmers who are unhappy with a ceiling price of $4,99 per kg imposed by merchants at the auction floors and other challenges they face, have formed a new union to represent their interests. The new union – the Tobacco Farmers Union Trust – is le
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 24, 2018 13:05
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[North Carolina] Auction a throwback to tobacco’s heyday

The live auction, the primary means of selling tobacco for more than a century, has been a rare format ever since the tobacco buyout in 2004. Today, about 92 percent of tobacco sold in the country is under contract, but the remainder is sold in a nontra
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Aug 24, 2018 12:59
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[Virginia] Halifax County tobacco exhibit now open at local museum

permanent exhibit at the Halifax County-South Boston Museum of Fine Arts and History... highlighting the golden era of tobacco in Halifax County... “It’s an exhibit we had been planning since the medical exhibit, ‘Hospitals of Halifax County,’ opened
South Boston (VA) Gazette-Virginian
added Aug 24, 2018 12:41
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Malawi tobacco revenue rises 35 percent

The industry regulator Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) said the increase stemmed in part from an influx of leaf imports from neighbouring Zambia and Mozambique, which Malawi sold on.
Reuters
added Aug 10, 2018 16:35
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Destroy tobacco stubs, growers urged

said farmers were supposed to completely destroy tobacco stubs in their fields. Keeping them, he said, was against the country’s laws. “If found guilty, farmers are either jailed 12 months or pay $200 fine per hectare. All farmers should make it a po
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:32
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim maintains best SADC tobacco producer status

Zimbabwe has maintained its best tobacco producer status in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following an all-time high record of 238 million kilogramme (kg) delivered at the auction floors this marketing season. Zimbabwe is well known
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added Jul 31, 2018 20:13
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