Posted by: otanezm
July 30, 2011 |
Child laborer stands in a tobacco field, Andhra Pradesh, India. Kids as young as seven years old in India are engaged in watering young tobacco plants, weeding, harvesting, and tying and untying tobacco. Philip Morris purchases leaf produced by child laborers in India and uses the leaf in major global cigarette brands.
Genuine fair trade tobacco does not exist and this project does not promote fair trade cigarettes. Tobacco farming is associated with health, environmental and human rights violations, as well as tobacco industry malfeasance. This is a project to encourage country representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) to request the WHO to use the theme "Human Rights and Tobacco Agriculture" for World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2020.