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CIGAR INDUSTRY GETS ITS DAY IN TEXAS COURT

In a small courtroom in a non-descript building in the suburbia that is Plano, Texas, the cigar industry made its case once again that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has gone too far. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson heard oral a
HalfWheel
added Jun 28, 2018 04:01
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Mexico: children toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

The Guardian visited with the family at the start of harvest season in mid-February, when they were weary after making the gruelling journey to the lowlands of Nayarit, as they do every year, on foot and rickety bus. They, like most of the tobacco picke
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:47
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Tobacco: activist investors pressure £20bn companies over child labour

The world’s biggest tobacco companies are coming under mounting pressure over child labour and working conditions in fields globally, from Zimbabwe to North Carolina. The firms are facing intense scrutiny from unions, NGOs and academics. While all hav
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Russia] Flamboyant nationalist leader calls for ban on 'tobacco-smoking monuments'

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has called for rather radical measures to fight tobacco addiction that include a complete ban on public demonstrations of smoking, including statues and monuments. Vladimir Zhirinovsky issued this comment aft
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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'I've been sick in the chest': Tobacco fields take toll on Indonesian children

In the decade since, her health problems have never really gone away. “Since second grade, I have been sick in the chest, and then sometimes it is hard to breathe,” says Eping, now 14. It’s always worse in tobacco harvest season, she says, especially w
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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Paternal smoking and spontaneous abortion: a population-based retrospective cohort study among non-smoking women aged 20–49 years in rural China

Conclusion Paternal smoking was associated with SA. The importance of tobacco control, specifically pertaining to paternal smoking, should be emphasised during preconception and pregnancy counselling.
British Medical Journal
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] Tobacco: a deadly business

This Guardian series is focussed on the huge damage of the tobacco epidemic, which continues to cost millions of people’s lives around the world per year, and the industry behind it
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Brazil, UK] How we can fight child labour in the tobacco industry

But Brazil, the world’s second-largest tobacco producer, provides a positive example for tackling hazardous child labor. Brazil barred children under 18 from any work with tobacco in 2008 and established penalties for child labor violations – not just fo
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] Why non-smokers are getting lung cancer

Researchers aren’t sure why. But there is some science to suggest that women might react differently to nicotine, and that women’s DNA is damaged more easily and more profoundly by carcinogens in tobacco. The health risks to women also may be becoming a
BBC Online
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo lawmakers approve anti-smoking ordinance as capital gears up for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Wednesday passed an anti-smoking ordinance that is stricter than the national version currently under consideration, in a move intended to rein in secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free 2020 Olympics. The capital c
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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