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Zimbabwe: Tobacco Work Harming Children

Children and adults who work on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish t
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:51
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UNDER THE DOME ‘It really hits North Carolina’: China goes after tobacco in latest tariff fight

North Carolina exported more than $156 million in leaf tobacco to China in 2017, making the nation the largest consumer of the state’s tobacco in the world. That number is already down from more than $184 million in 2015 and $166 million in 2016, accordi
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 5, 2018 04:40
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Malawi tobacco production drops by 12 percent

Malawi’s tobacco output declined by 12 percent in the 2017/18 farming season, dropping to 149 million kilogrammes this year from 171 million during the 2016/17 season.Tobacco Control Commission chief executive officer Kayisi Sadala said on Wednesday that
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Apr 4, 2018 20:41
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How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced King's life

King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view...experienced for the first time life outside of the segregated South. In his le
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Apr 4, 2018 20:32
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[Kentucky] Projected burley tobacco acreage reaches new low

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, which was released last week, projects that burley tobacco growers in Kentucky will set 57,000 acres for harvest this year. That’s down 6,000 acres from last year and a far cry from the 1
Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
added Apr 4, 2018 20:24
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[Asia, Mid-east] Turkey Biggest Tobacco Exporter to Iran

Turkey, with more than $42.35 million, was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to Feb. 19. According to the latest figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, a total of about 16,100 tons of tobacco w
Financial Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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Gender issues at the core of tobacco control

Tobacco growing requires specially high levels of pesticides and fertilizers. In low and middle income countries (LMICs), tobacco farmers, who are mainly women, are subjected to the risks of exposure to tobacco products given the poor working conditions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:41
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers seek incentives, low tax rates

A representative of the tobacco growers on Saturday asked government to provide incentives and lower taxes on tobacco production to give relief to the farmers. “Tobacco contributes to federal exchequer in shape of sales tax and federal excise duty (FED)
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:44
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco cultivation creates jobs for 75,000 farmers' families

Tobacco is being cultivated on about 0.25 per cent land in Pakistan and provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers' families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employments to other population. "Tobacco contributes to federal
The Nation (pk)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:55
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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Growers Learn Insecticide Options

For a tobacco leaf to become a cigar wrapper, it can’t have any holes where an insect chewed on it, and it can’t have any blotches from diseases or chemicals. “It basically has to be perfect,” said Paul Denton, the program manager for GAP Connections, t
Lancaster (PA) Farming
added Mar 31, 2018 14:11
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