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[Asia, Europe] Swedwatch: Report highlights abuses in Bangladeshi tobacco industry

The EU should require raw tobacco to be traceable, back to a farm, and include its country of origin... In its Smokescreens in the Supply Chain report, the Swedish NGO blamed [BAT]...for “expanding cultivation into new countries without adequately address
EurActiv
added Jul 13, 2016 19:24
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WHITEHOUSE: What phony op-eds about climate change have in common

They almost always overlooked the government’s victory in the tobacco fraud lawsuit. Ignoring the tobacco lawsuit allowed these writers to feign horror over use of the civil RICO statute...But the civil RICO law has been used to sue other organizations,
Columbia Journalism Review
added Jul 12, 2016 22:38
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In your investment fund ethical or going up in smoke?

In May Axa decided to dump its €1.7 billion of investments in tobacco shares and bonds, believing that as a health insurer it should not have anything to do with the tobacco sector. Amidst a barrage of increasing limitations on how tobacco can be advert
The Irish News (uk)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:03
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[Africa, Kenya, UK] BBC reveals how it roped Wetang'ula into BAT scam

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) used forensic experts and computer software to verify information it used in a story that implicated Bungoma senator Moses Wetang'ula in a bribery scandal involving tobacco manufacturer BAT...He has now sued the
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:45
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[Tennessee] Dangerous pseudo-smokes or safe stress relief?

barely a month after media reported Arnold was an investor in JailCigs, a Georgia company co-owned by Chief Administrative Deputy Joe Russell and the sheriff's uncle, John Vanderveer, three state departments issued letters and an advisory to Tennessee she
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Jul 7, 2016 14:23
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[Asia] BAT contracts with Bangladeshi tobacco farmers unfair: Study

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) contracts with tobacco farmers across Bangladesh are flawed and unfair, according to a new study conducted by the Swedish NGO Swedwatch. The study titled “Smokescreens in the supply chain” found that tobacco cultivation
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:32
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[Europe] Expiration of tobacco deal is nigh but future still unclear

Nine days before a twelve-year old cooperation agreement on tobacco smuggling between the EU and tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is due to expire, its future is still unclear. EU Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein said on Friday (
EUobserver.com
added Jul 1, 2016 20:58
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[Bangladesh] Swedwatch’s response to BAT statement on report ‘Smokescreens in the supply chain’ (PDF)

It is Swedwatch’s expectation that BAT, based on the findings in the report and BATs assertion regarding own investigation and remedial action, may conduct international good practice impact assessments and consultations with local stakeholders and vulne
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:51
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Human rights in the tobacco fields – a brief on Swedish Match’s and investors’ risk management

Swedish Match has credible policies in place but should, in alignment with the UNGP, increase the transparency surrounding its supply chain. Swedwatch furthermore encourages Swedish Match to extend its stakeholder dialogue to also include the most vulner
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:45
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[Bangladesh] Executive Summary (PDF)

This report offers an in-depth study into the global tobacco industry’s impacts on human rights and the environment, and presents a case study from cultivation areas across Bangladesh. Findings include adverse impacts on farmers, their families, on valuab
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:35
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