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[Africa] Zimbabwe sees subdued 2015 tobacco sales

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector which had been on the resurgence, is currently facing a subdued 2015 auctioning season following reduced deliveries at the country’s three auction floors. The move would translate into reduced revenue flows for the country as th
The Citizen (za)
added Jun 9, 2015 16:57

[Russia] China Plans to Grow Tobacco in Crimea

Crimean government said Thursday that a visiting delegation of Chinese businessmen had pledged to invest in local industry and tobacco cultivation as the territory, annexed by Russia last year... "Tobacco is in huge demand in China, and Crimea has a suita
Moscow Times (ru)
added Jun 5, 2015 06:59

SWEDA: Under An Hour: My Time at the 2015 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting

my question is ‘Why shouldn’t Altria’s shareholders and investors expect the company to continue to pay judgments in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in the years to come?’” Mr. Barrington answered that litigation “presents risks to
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:31

[Mexico, USA] Migrant Kentucky Tobacco Workers File Lawsuit

More than three dozen immigrant workers are suing the farmers who hired them through a government program for seasonal work. The group claims unfair pay and squalid living conditions. Three lawsuits have been filed by 39-Mexican guest workers who alle
WUKY (Lexington, KY)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:17

Guestworkers Hit Tobacco Farms With Wage Violation Suits ($$)

Nearly 40 Mexican H-2A workers filed three separate lawsuits in Kentucky federal court Thursday accusing the three tobacco farms they worked on of violating state and federal labor laws by failing to pay minimum wage and providing abysmal housing conditio
added May 30, 2015 11:00

[Kentucky] Lawsuits allege migrant workers exploited

three federal lawsuits allege that between 2013 and this year 39 workers from Mexico were paid substandard wages, lived in squalid housing, and some were threatened with jail or deportation if they complained. Some workers, the lawsuits claim, lived as vi
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added May 30, 2015 10:58

Lawsuits allege abuse of temporary farm workers in Kentucky tobacco country

Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less... Three separate lawsuits filed this week in Kentucky allege numerous abuses of the H-2A program by the handful of farm
AP - Associated Press
added May 30, 2015 10:50

[UK, USA] 22nd Century Announces Launch of “0.0 mg Nicotine” MAGIC Cigarettes in the United Kingdom

“The public health implications of a virtually nicotine-free tobacco cigarette are enormous and 22nd Century is proud to be in a position to bring such an important product to market” Featuring an authentic, natural tobacco taste, MAGIC O cigarettes are
Business Wire
added May 29, 2015 12:46

ValueSustainability Summary 2014 / Investing in a sustainable future shared for our business and society (PDF)

As a result, we have achieved inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last 13 years, 12 of them as industry leader. Given the serious health risks associated with smoking, I am particularly proud of the progress we have made in harm
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added May 27, 2015 09:38

[North Carolina] Judge orders NC sheriff to stop interfering with attempts to call witnesses in lawsuit over brutal arrest

a federal lawsuit filed by a man who suffered broken bones and other injuries during an arrest.... Thomas said he became disoriented after working with chemicals in a tobacco field at his farm, jumped out of a pickup, and destroyed a woman’s decorative fe
Raw Story
added May 27, 2015 02:13
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