CHILD LABOUR IN THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY INCREASING IN POORER COUNTRIES

Specialist news website TJI reported on 25th June that the Guardian has said that an investigation by its journalists showed child labour is increasing in the poorer countries where tobacco is grown, despite claims by multinational tobacco companies that they are fighting the trend.  The newspaper reported evidence gathered from three continents showed children aged 14 and under were being kept out of schooling in order to farm tobacco.  The leaf grown in the countries visited is used to manufacture cigarettes destined for sale in markets such as the UK, the US and Europe,

http://www.tobaccojournal.com/Guardian_says_child_labour_rampant.54862.0.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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