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[North Carolina] SWEDA: May 5, 2016 – a RAIny day in Winston-Salem

During the question & answer session, several speakers raised the issue of working conditions for farm workers. Hillary Laslo, a FLOC member from Toledo, OH, spoke of abusive conditions on the farm and the fear of retaliation. Julie Taylor, the ex-Direc
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 13, 2016 19:57

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia’s Top Pension Fund Plans Tobacco Stake Exit, CEO Says

focuses on investing in assets deemed socially and environmentally responsible, Chief Executive Officer Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said... The Employees Provident Fund has a 6.9 percent stake worth about 942 million ringgit ($234 million) in the Malaysia-list
Bloomberg News
added May 13, 2016 18:23

[California] MA: Close to Home: CalPERS should not take up its old tobacco habit

CalPERS is making a colossal mistake. Banning investments in tobacco was the right call 15 years ago, and even taking a single step toward overturning that ban is the wrong call today.
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added May 12, 2016 15:41

[UK] Dangers of counterfeit tobacco

"What people don't realise is that this trade is run by very organised criminal groups who are making millions of pounds in profit. "They are also often involved in people trafficking, particularly from Calais, and in money laundering. "There are also
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added May 12, 2016 15:37

[UK] Councils divert anti-smoking funds into political lobbying

There is continuing evidence that councils are failing to spend their huge Public Health budgets in practical ways. The funds meant for smoking cessation have become less and less effective with the rise of e-cigarettes – or vaping – as a preferred solut
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added May 12, 2016 15:35

[Asia, India] Study environmental impact of tobacco cultivation: House panel

The parliamentary panel on environment and forests has asked the Centre and environment ministry to study the environmental impacts of tobacco cultivation and curing, which is the process of drying tobacco leaves. The environment ministry informed the ho
DNA India (in)
added May 12, 2016 15:33

[Asia, India] Parliamentary panel recommends assessing environmental impact of tobacco cultivation

Parliamentary standing committee observes that tobacco curing and cultivation is destroying forests and contributing to green house effect (in)
added May 12, 2016 12:27

[Asia-pacific] Indonesia tobacco plantations using child labour

Some of the world's best known tobacco companies have been accused of turning a blind eye to the exploitation of child labour in Indonesian plantations that serve as their suppliers. The tobacco industry employs about six million Indonesians. The figure
Al-Jazeera (qt)
added May 12, 2016 12:26

Barack Obama bans e-cigarettes for children but not child labour on tobacco farms

Children as young as 12 will still be allowed to work on US tobacco farms despite new regulations banning the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, Human Rights Watch has said. Although President Barack Obama's administration has extended the FDA's author
The Independent (uk)
added May 11, 2016 12:44

[Europe, Malta] Growing minority of non-smokers developing lung cancer – research

Smoking may be the major cause of lung cancer. However, the standard western diet of processed foods can double the risk in people who have never smoked.
Times of Malta (mt)
added May 8, 2016 17:39
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