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[UK, North Carolina] Exposed: The US tobacco firms treating farm workers like slaves

DESPERATE workers on American tobacco farms are living like slaves as they toil from dawn till dusk for a pittance, according to a damning report...MP Jim Sheridan joined a fact-finding team investigating the plight of the workers picking tobacco for the
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:20
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[North Carolina] Art from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. being auctioned

Artwork that originally was part of the collection belonging to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is being auctioned in Winston-Salem. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County now owns the artwork that will be auctioned Sunday afternoon at The Ga
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 24, 2014 02:34
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[North Carolina] Rogers: Whether you smoke it or work in it, tobacco is fraught with danger

I spent four summers in the early 1950s putting in tobacco in Columbus County. I’ve seen grown men cry, fight, pass out...illegal to sell cigarettes to minors but we can hire them to work all day in it. Does that make sense? Tobacco has been a golden cr
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 21, 2014 23:15
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[North Carolina] Commit to quit: Join the 24-hour smoke-free effort

Most service members know the health risks of smoking, but smoking not only affects the smoker’s health, it also poses significant risks to others. Secondhand smoke contains more than 250 chemicals that are harmful to anyone exposed, leading to serious h
Camp Lejeune Globe
added Nov 20, 2014 11:38
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[North Carolina] Reynolds returns to heat-not-burn technology

Eclipse, came and went in a four-year period...On Monday, Reynolds’ management team gave analysts and investors not only a revival date for heat-not-burn - Feb. 1 in a test market in Wisconsin - but also a new name - Revo - that they hope can fulfill its
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 18, 2014 09:37
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[North Carolina] Child Labor In America's Tobacco Fields

It's hard to tell how many or how old they are, but an Oxfam America/Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) study found one in 10 working in North Carolina's tobacco fields are younger than 18. Baldemar Velasquez, president of the AFL-CIO's Farm Labor
Public News Service (PNS)
added Nov 17, 2014 12:50
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[North Carolina] Grady Barnhill dies at age 84

he did a wide range of commercial litigation – from airline crashes to tobacco litigation to accounting malpractice ... Jimmy Barnhill said his brother was also counsel for R.J. Reynolds in smoking and health cases.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 11, 2014 15:41
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[North Carolina] Lawsuit targets British American’s role in Reynolds deal

wants the deal blocked essentially because British American Tobacco PLC is protecting its 42 percent Reynolds stake at the expense of public shareholders. The Beatrice Corwin Living Irrevocable Trust is suing Reynolds, its board — which includes top execu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 11, 2014 15:39
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[North Carolina] In Rural America, Challenging a Roadblock to High-Speed Internet

In the early 20th century, Wilson was the world’s largest bright-leaf tobacco market...“When you’re putting the tobacco in, you need to keep the air circulating,” Mr. Bissette said. “If we could get the broadband over here, we could monitor the tobacco ba
New York Times
added Nov 9, 2014 18:56
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[North Carolina] NC Health Officials And Advisory Board Release Plan To Fight Cancer

Petersen says policymakers also need to pay attention to the risks of exposure to tobacco smoke and find ways to decrease it. She says a law passed by the General Assembly in 2010 making bars and restaurants smoke free was an important step. Petersen say
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, NC)
added Nov 7, 2014 22:49
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