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The Classic Cash Cropnew

Why are farmers in Wisconsin still harvesting tobacco?
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Isthmus  |  Ellen Meany  |  09-24-2010  |  Economy

New Report from Human-Rights Group Yields Another Reason to Stop Smokingnew

The Plan International report interviewed 44 Malawian teens about their experiences working full-time on tobacco farms. The kids described work that's too difficult for people their size, 12-hour days (at the least) with few breaks and average pay of 18 cents a day. They also reported being hit, tormented and raped by supervisors.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Editorial  |  08-26-2009  |  Science

Snuffed: How Big Tobacco Killed the Texas Smoking Bannew

With the tide of public sentiment so strong against them, Big Tobacco's well-paid minions adopted ninja tactics, lobbying members behind closed doors and over the telephone to snuff out a high-profile bill with such widespread public support.
The Texas Observer  |  Melissa del Bosque  |  07-01-2009  |  Politics

Effects of Stress Can Be Painful

Stress is easy to have, hard to diagnose, and often treated with holistic methods.
Monday Magazine  |  Adrienne Mercer  |  05-19-2004  |  Science

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