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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] MOHAMAD: Govt neglects child smokers, labor in tobacco industry

So even if the recent study of Human Rights Watch shows a large number of unprotected child workers in tobacco farming and the ever growing number of child smokers, the government shows no interest. So who will help them?
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 31, 2016 13:28
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Global treaty "only realistic way" to stop supply chain abuse: rights group

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday at the start of a global labour summit in Geneva.... Around the world and estimated 21 million are trapped in forced labour, according to the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates. Many,
Reuters
added May 30, 2016 16:21
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[UK] Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

Pension fund for academics funded by Cancer Research UK invested £211m in British American Tobacco last year ... The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the official name for the fund for university academics and staff – was worth £49bn in 2015. T
The Guardian (uk)
added May 30, 2016 00:49
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[Oregon] LETTER: Lack of enforcement worse than senator’s flouting non-smoking law

Even more arrogant is the failure of the legislative body for not putting an immediate stop to this law violation when it was first reported. The Legislature cannot expect the citizens of Oregon to follow a law they are themselves unwilling to follow.
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added May 29, 2016 19:58
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Sanders, Whitehouse, Warren, Merkley Slam GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation

the Senators write that such an effort “reprises the tobacco lawsuit’s own early history of efforts from Congress to discourage or interfere with that lawsuit in order to protect the tobacco industry.” They also note how such an effort could serve as “Ex
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
added May 27, 2016 11:26
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EDITORIAL: Oregon senator got away with breaking state law for years

Kruse could-and should-get fined $500 a day...the issue is greater than simply Kruse’s indoor smoking...It his repeated willingness to flout state law. An Oregonian who continually breaks state law should not be entrusted with making state law.
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added May 26, 2016 08:34
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[Indonesia] Philip Morris International welcomes Human Rights Watch report

“We are encouraged to be recognized for the transparency of our efforts to address hazardous farm working conditions for children on tobacco farms in Indonesia. Our Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) program is showing tangible progress to eliminate chi
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 25, 2016 23:21
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[Asia-pacific] Children risk health farming tobacco in Indonesia: HRW

Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday. Despite Indonesian law prohibiting child lab
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 25, 2016 13:18
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WHO Censorship Tactics Should be Exposed at World Health Assembly

Global Leaders Have an Opportunity to Scrutinize WHO’s Definition of Transparency and Accountability...At the last Conference of the Parties (COP6) of the WHO’s (FCTC) in 2014, members of the public and journalists were unjustifiably ejected from the publ
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added May 25, 2016 03:59
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[France] Axa has said it will sell its tobacco portfolio because of its "tragic" human cost

"With this divestment from tobacco, we are doing our share to support the efforts of governments around the world," Buberl said. "This decision has a cost for us, but the case for divestment is clear: the human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic co
City A.M. (uk)
added May 23, 2016 19:16
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