Indonesia’s Disgraceful Friendship with Smoking and the Tobacco Industry

Indonesia is heading towards having the highest number of smokers of any country. It’s hardly surprising. Indonesia is known as the “tobacco industry’s playground.” 1) Over two-thirds of adult Indonesian men smoke. 2) The average age of inititaion of smoking

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British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International bid huge sums of money to invest in Ethiopia’s smokers

The information here was based on, and is a discussion of, the following article published on May 24, 2016, (author, Dawit Endeshaw): http://allafrica.com/stories/201605240890.html Three of the richest tobacco companies globally recently bid for part-ownership of Ethiopia’s only tobacco company, National Tobacco Enterprise,

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Child labour in Africa’s tobacco fields: Tobacco companies are to blame

The following article is based on a version of an article I wrote recently for the Kenyan NGO publication, Reject Newspaper, an African Woman and Child Feature Service (awcfs): http://reject.awcfs.org/article/child-labour-in-tobacco-industry-worrying-experts/ According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) World Report on

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‘A preferred consultant and partner to the Royal Government, NGOs, and the community’: British American Tobacco’s access to policy-makers in Cambodia

Source: ‘A preferred consultant and partner to the Royal Government, NGOs, and the community’: British American Tobacco’s access to policy-makers in Cambodia The following is the abstract from the above article: British American Tobacco Cambodia (BATC) has dominated the country’s tobacco

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British American Tobacco accused of “corporate espionage” in South Africa, but…

It’s in the news recently that British American Tobacco (BAT) has been accused of “corporate espionage” in South Africa. It’s hardly surprising to anyone who knows how tobacco companies have operated for the past century, and continue to do so: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/british-american-tobacco-accused-of-corporate-espionage-in-south-africa-a6900731.html

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My experience with British American Tobacco’s shameful behaviour in Ethiopia

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Behind the smokescreen of Ethiopia’s surging tobacco production

Click on the blue link below to go to the Addis Standard site and access my article on Ethiopia’s tobacco issues. Source: Behind the smokescreen of Ethiopia’s surging tobacco production Tens of thousands of the poor beautiful children of Ethiopia will future victims

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