Tobacco farming in rural Vietnam: questionable economic gain but evident health risks
- China at the crossroads: the economics of tobacco and health. Hu, T-W.; Mao, Z.; Ong, M.; Tong, E.; Tao, M.; Jiang, H.; Hammond, K.; Smith, K. R.; De Beyer, J.; Yurekli, A. // Tobacco Control;Jun2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 15, pi37
Objective: To analyse economic aspects of tobacco control policy issues in China. Methods: Published and collected survey data were used to analyse economic consequences of smoking. Economic analysis was used to address the role of tobacco farmers and the cigarette industry in the Chinese...
- The tobacco program: An econometric analysis of its benefits to farmers. Watkins III, B. Gordon // American Economist;Spring90, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p45
Presents an econometric analysis of the benefits of the tobacco program in the United States under the 1938 Agricultural Adjustment Act. Quota limit on tobacco that each farmer can grow; Creation of price floor for tobacco; Increase in price of tobacco to raise the welfare of farmers.
- Why tobacco farmers would rather fight than switch. // Farmer Cooperatives;Jan1995, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p10
Discusses the reasons behind tobacco farmers' preference for growing tobacco over other crops in the United States inspite of declining demand for the product. Comparison of profits from different crops; Competition with Brazil; Mixing of crops for maximum advantage.
- Tobacco growers harmed by cigarette companies. // Nation's Health;Feb2000, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p5
Highlights the report `False Friends: The US Cigarette Companies' Betrayal of American Tobacco Farmers,' asserting that cost-cutting by cigarette companies in the United States (US) are responsible for the economic woes of tobacco farmers. Move of cigarette companies in reducing their purchase...
- What can tobacco growers expect in 2014? Bickers, Chris // Southeast Farm Press;1/15/2014, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p20
The article discusses the prospects for U.S. tobacco growers in 2014. According to the author, flue-cured tobacco has been experiencing an upward trend in demand since 2012 with most of the increased demand coming from China. Will Snell, economist at Kentucky Extension, the outlook for dark...
- Systemic Nicotine Exposure in Tobacco Harvesters. D'Alessandro, Alessandra; Benowitz, Neal L.; Muzi, Giacomo; Eisner, Mark D.; Filiberto, Sabrina; Fantozzi, Paolo; Montanari, Luigi; Abbritti, Giuseppe // Archives of Environmental Health;May/Jun2001, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p257
ABSTRACT. Several epidemics of nicotine intoxication have been described among tobacco harvesters; however, little is known about nicotine absorption under typical working conditions. To assess systemic nicotine absorption during a regular working shift, the authors performed an observational...
- Tobacco auction all but snuffed out. SCHREINER, BRUCE // Farm & Dairy;1/15/2015, Vol. 101 Issue 17, pA15
The author reflects on the factors that motivate tobacco farmers and auctioneers to sell their products under contracts with tobacco companies in the U.S.
- Newspaper and wire service coverage of tobacco farmers. Altman, DG; Strunk, B; Smith, MH // Health Education Research;Feb1999, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p131
This study examined print media coverage of tobacco farmers from the perspective of agenda setting, or the extent to which information is available to the public and perceived as important. A content analysis of 743 articles published between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 1997 was completed. The...
- Cigarette Hangover. // Time;11/9/1953, Vol. 62 Issue 19, p102
The article discusses the highlights of a meeting of representatives of 71,000 North Carolina tobacco, which took place in Raleigh in November 1953. During the meeting, tobacco growers suggested to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson that acreage allotments for 1954 should be reduced by five...