Posted by: audreybenenati | April 23, 2010

Tobacco industry flouts rules, exploits workers, study shows


April 21st, 2010 – 7:35 pm ICT by IANS

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Not only does it represent a serious health hazard, the tobacco industry also exploits its workers by not paying them minimum wages and employing children among its labour force, a study said Wednesday.

The Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), on the basis of a study in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, released a report which said the tobacco industry flouts all rules and exploits its workers, in contrast to its claims about economic benefits to the people and the government.

Read the rest at http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health1/tobacco-industry-flouts-rules-exploits-workers-study-shows_100351572.html

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