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.

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