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Tobacco Use in Zimbabwe in Spotlight as Companies Target Africa

Along with many anti-smoking groups, the government has often rolled out anti-smoking campaigns to convince hundreds of thousands of tobacco smokers to quit the practice. The health ministry is expected to continue such programs, particularly targeting t
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 14, 2015 10:27
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Crop Size Fixed at 120m kg

The Tobacco Board, at its board meeting in Hyderabad on Friday, decided to fix crop size for 2015-16 at 120 million kg for AP basing on the indents received from the Indian Tobacco Association as against 172 million kg fixed for 2014-15.
New Indian Express (in)
added Jul 11, 2015 10:41
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[Florida] For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

Bass, 34, is a fourth-generation farmer and the fourth generation to grow tobacco. He is also among the last tobacco growers in Florida and one of the reasons Alachua County has emerged as the top tobacco-growing county in the state. In 1997, Florida had
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 20:26
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Kentucky Funds Hemp Company With Tobacco Money

Kentucky is giving $500,000 in grants and loans to a hemp seed processor, and they’re paying for it with money from tobacco companies...Atalo Holdings, has contracts with 30 farmers who are growing 545 acres of cannabis in accordance with Kentucky’s legal
Marijuana.com
added Jul 2, 2015 20:35
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Investment incentives and the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: evidence from Zambia

Much of the struggle Zambia has experienced in implementing the FCTC can be attributed to misalignments between the economic and health sectors. Zambia's development agenda seeks to bolster agricultural processing and manufacturing. Tobacco control propon
Tobacco Control
added Jul 2, 2015 08:10
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Why is the US Chamber of Commerce lobbying abroad for smoking?

“They represent the interests of the tobacco industry,” said Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the head of the Secretariat that oversees the WHO treaty...“They are putting their feet everywhere where there are stronger regulations coming up.”
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 30, 2015 17:46
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $270m

THE country has earned over $270 million from 49.4 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported since the beginning of the year compared to 38.8 million kg during the same period last year.
Chronicle (zw)
added Jun 30, 2015 00:42
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[North Carolina] Sally Elliott: Cultivating a fertile future for N.C. farmers

Forsyth Tech hopes to continue this outstanding partnership with the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund. We are currently seeking funding for the creation of an Agricultural Training Center at our Stokes County campus. This training facility will serve to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 29, 2015 11:34
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[Africa] Malawi: Veep Says Tobacco Is Strategic Crop to Malawi

Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) on Thursday officially opened its 27th Annual Congress, a gathering that draws together, stakeholders, tobacco farmers representatives across the entire region of Malawi. Speaking when he presided over the opening of
All-Africa.com
added Jun 29, 2015 09:36
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers offer vendors lifeline

Vendors at tobacco auction floors in Harare are recording brisk business, thanks to farmers who are quick to part with their cash. Stands which display a wide range of goods, including grocery, farming equipment and clothing among others are quite visib
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added Jun 26, 2015 21:23
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