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6 November 2019

Malawi: Tobacco giant disputes allegations of using forced child labour

Author: Deutsche Welle (Germany)

‘Tobacco company rebukes Malawi child labor claims’...

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5 November 2019

USA: Government suspends imports of tobacco from Malawi following child labour allegations

Author: Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

"US suspends Malawi tobacco imports after child labour allegations", 3 November 2019...

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4 November 2019

Malawi: Lawyers announce lawsuit demanding British American Tobacco compensate families working under poverty wages on tobacco fields; Company comments included

In October 2019, human rights lawyers from Leigh Day announced they were preparing a lawsuit against British American Tobacco (BAT), on behalf of children and families in Malawi, working on tobacco fields supplying the company....

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1 November 2019

Malawi: Lawyers to launch 'landmark' case against British American Tobacco over child labour & poverty wages

Author: Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

"BAT faces landmark legal case over Malawi families' poverty wages", 31 October 2019...

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5 August 2019

Kenya: Lawsuit seeking ban on cigarette smoking due to health effects filed

Author: Maureen Kakah, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Man seeks cigarettes banned in Kenya"...

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3 June 2019

Italy: Guardian reports migrants face exploitative working conditions in areas supplying world's largest tobacco manufacturers

Author: Luca Muzi and Lorenzo Tondo, The Guardian (UK)

"'I had pain all over my body': Italy’s tainted tobacco industry", 31 May 2019...

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31 May 2019

Brazil: British American Tobacco Plc. and Philip Morris International sued in landmark public health case

Author: CNBC

“In landmark case, Brazil sues top tobacco firms to recover public health costs”, 22nd May 2019...

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1 May 2019

British American Tobacco accused of depriving developing countries of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax needed to provide people with health services

Author: Rob Davies, Guardian (UK)

"Tobacco firm BAT 'costs developing countries $700m in tax", 30 April 2019...

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26 April 2019

UK: Ex-tobacco salesman given free cigarettes as perk of job & suffering from cancer to sue British American Tobacco

Author: Jane Dalton, Independent (UK)

"Tobacco salesman given 1,200 free cigarettes a month has inoperable lung cancer", 25 Apr 2019...

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11 March 2019

Canada: Tobacco companies lose appeal in class action lawsuit by smokers about lack of warning re risks of smoking & ordered to pay CA$17 billion in damages

In 1998, Canadian smokers filed a consolidated lawsuit against the Canadian subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, namely, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. ...

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