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The Tobacco Industry and Children’s Rights [FREE FULL TEXT]

From 2003 to 2016, tobacco companies successfully engaged with UNICEF on children’s rights issues, during which time UNICEF stopped promoting children’s rights as a justification for tobacco control.... in internal communications, the tobacco industry vie
Pediatrics
added May 4, 2018 20:48
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming in Zim: A bitter harvest

Human Rights Watch found that work in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe poses significant risks to children’s health and safety, consistent with our findings in Kazakhstan, the United States, and Indonesia. Children working on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe are exp
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:25
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] GWANYANYA: Leveraging on tobacco for currency stability

The only way to go around the marketing challenge for tobacco is for Zimbabwe and China to structure a deal in which the former forward sells its crop to the latter and receives significant billions of dollars, which will be used to support production of
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:23
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco curing decimating forests

Government has threatened to repossess land from resettled farmers who continue to use vast quantities of wood to cure their tobacco, contributing to deforestation and defying calls to use coal
The Daily News (zw)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:26
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[Texas] Enjoy bug-free veggie gardens with tobacco plants

Tobacco plants attract bad bugs, keeping them from the rest of the garden. Quinn explained that the bugs are drawn to the nicotine, become addicted and will stay and not leave until death. Ugh, I thought, this is bad stuff. Perhaps the Surgeon General s
Hays County (TX) Free Press
added Apr 26, 2018 11:51
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[Australia] Multi-million dollar tobacco crop destroyed

An illegal tobacco crop with an estimated value of $9 million has been seized and destroyed by the Australian Taxation Office in Maidment Rd, Koonoomoo. ‘‘We found this crop based on information provided to us by Victoria Police,’’ ATO deputy commissioner
Shepparton (VIC) News (au)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:57
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[Africa, Malawi] Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

“Most of the children were occupied with work in their parent’s tobacco fields. The parents felt some work would best be done by their children while they [parents] attended to other duties,” says Mthiko. He adds that duties like sewing tobacco leaves w
Malawi News Agency (MANA) (mw)
added Apr 24, 2018 00:16
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Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship Application

Florida Farm Bureau Scholarship, Inc., has received funds from the August 1997 Florida Tobacco Settlement to provide scholarships to former Florida flue cured tobacco growers, current Florida flue cured tobacco growers and descendants of Florida flue cur
Monticello (FL) News, Jefferson Journal
added Apr 24, 2018 00:15
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how tobacco products harm the environment from their manufacture to consumption

The process of growing tobacco, manufacturing tobacco products and delivering them to retailers causes severe and irreversible damage to the environment..."From start to finish, the tobacco life cycle is an overwhelmingly polluting and damaging process,"
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:01
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[Kentucky] Ready to switch to hemp? Farmers plan to grow fewest burley tobacco acres on record

“Prospective Plantings” report showing burley tobacco growers in Kentucky intended to set 57,000 acres for harvest — 6,000 acres below last year and 1,000 acres lower than 2015, which was the previous record low. Burley tobacco is primarily used for cigar
Richmond (KY) Register
added Apr 21, 2018 16:42
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