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[Asia, Sweden] British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco. Swedwatch, which surveyed three tobacco farming districts in Bangladesh, said it found
Reuters
added Jun 30, 2016 16:19
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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Kids trapped in Tobacco Menace

For many struggling Lalmonirhat families, relatively lucrative tobacco farming appears to be a blessing. But cultivating the crop brings significant health consequences. Worse still, with children commonly engaged in tending fields, the health of many yo
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 7, 2016 22:00
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[Virginia] Makers of Marlboro Laying Off Workers to Invest in More Vaping

When asked during the call what the company planned to do with the $300 million in savings, [Chief Executive Marty] Barrington declined to offer specifics but did say the company continues to invest in “reduced harm products” such as electronic cigarette
Gizmodo
added Jan 29, 2016 03:04
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[North Carolina] Reynolds' strategy: Transform an industry

"I am absolutely confident that our journey to transforming the tobacco industry is enhanced by this transaction. "After 139 years operating in the Triad, Reynolds American remains committed to the region and to continuing to be an engine for regional ec
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 10:16
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[UK] Prison staff fuming after smoking ban put on hold ($$)

A pilot scheme to ban smoking in prisons in the south west has been abandoned because it was feared that it could provoke disturbances. Prison governors were told last year by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) that a decision had been made t
Times Of London (uk)
added May 12, 2014 10:27
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[UK] ASH Briefing for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health: TOBACCO FRONT GROUPS & THIRD PARTY LOBBYING TACTICS (PDF)

Big Tobacco is increasingly resorting to the use of front groups and third party advocates to peddle its interests and influence policy outcomes. The use of such groups to influence public health policies is an explicit tobacco industry strategy revealed
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Apr 29, 2014 11:50
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[UK-Scotland] How public service pension schemes are funding drone attacks, big tobacco and pollution

Sunday Herald found that public-sector pension funds are supporting more than 100 big corporations blamed for damaging the climate, causing cancer and profiting from conflict. ... Among those funding big tobacco are health groups, cancer hospices, schools
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 19, 2014 00:24
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[Australia] Cigarettes coming in from countries using children to grow tobacco

Australia's cigarette trade is being propped up by the exploitation of children -... almost 3000 tonnes of tobacco were imported last year from countries using child labour to cultivate crops.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 28, 2013 21:02
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Estimating the cost of a smoking employee

Employees who smoke impose significant excess costs on private employers. The results of this study may help inform employer decisions about tobacco-related policies.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 4, 2013 00:06
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