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Walt Disney under pressure to stop Vice Media making tobacco ads

Campaigners target Frozen and The Jungle Book maker, which owns about 10% of youth-focussed media company<p>Anti-tobacco campaigners are pressuring Walt Disney to use its $400m (£274m) stake in Vice Media to stop the youth-focused media company from making ads for the tobacco industry.<p>It was revealed …

Walt Disney Company

Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers | Reuters

PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family’s farm in Indonesia.<p>Maryam, who is among the thousands of children a rights group says work in …

Human Rights

Children working in Indonesia's tobacco fields risk poisoning, says report

Human Rights Watch says that thousands of children continue to work in tobacco fields across the country, despite labour laws<p>Children working in Indonesia’s tobacco fields are being exposed to acute nicotine poisoning and serious safety hazards as child labour continues unabated in the industry …

Human Rights

Tobacco Farms In Indonesia Employ Thousands Of Children Who Routinely Fall Sick: Report

Despite laws to the contrary, Indonesia, one of the top 10 tobacco producers in the world, continues to have tens of thousands of children working in …

Child Workers Suffer as Tobacco Firms Profit in Indonesia

Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesian and multinational tobacco companies buy tobacco grown in Indonesia, but none do enough to ensure that children are not …

Human Rights

Inside Indonesia's tobacco farms fuelled by child workers

Rights groups call for better child protection for those working on Indonesia's tobacco farms.

Indonesian 8-year-olds could be picking the tobacco in your cigarettes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of children as young as eight are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms in Indonesia, putting them at risk of cancer, respiratory problems and nicotine poisoning, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).<p>The report claims child tobacco workers are being …

Public Health

Ash to cash: Big Tobacco's big profits | Indonesia

Story highlights<p>The tobacco industry has annual revenues of nearly $500bn<br>• Six trillion cigarettes are sold worldwide every year<br>• The 'big six' control 80% of the global market<br>• China is the world's largest tobacco market<br>• One-third of all cigarettes are smoked in China<br>• Electronic cigarette market is now …

Public Health

Smoking bans around the world are killing the tobacco industry

The World Health Organisation estimates that over 6m people a year will die from smoking related illnesses each year and thousands more suffer from the effects of secondhand smoke.<p>This has led to more than 170 countries signing the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco …

Public Health