Tobacco is one of Uganda’s main export goods. With a market share of 85% British American Tobacco is currently the most active tobacco company in the country. Now the company announced to leave the country.
Dortmund’s trade fair company is presenting Germany’s biggest trade fair for fair trade. Two weeks later it is hosting the world’s biggest tobacco trade fair. These two fairs are a bad match.
(Deutsch) “Für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung – ohne Tabak!”
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Omnipresent and much cheaper than normal cigarettes, bidis belong to the daily scenerie in India, Bangladesh and some other countries. These “poor man’s cigarettes” are produced by the poorest of the poor.
With the first world wide health treaty under the auspices of the WHO signatory states commit to put tobacco control into effect.
Now you can show, that the exploitation of people and the destruction of natural resources does not leave you indifferent, no matter where in the world.
Aminul Islam Sujon (BATA) pins his hope on the new tobacco control law, but also shows the weaknesses regarding tobacco cultivation.