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The Economic Cost of Smoking and Smoking-Related Diseases on Female Farmers

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In Tanzania, CITC focused on the effects of tobacco farming on the health and economic autonomy of female farmers.

Their research found that:

  • female tobacco farmers put in the same or more labor than men, but were also expected to maintain the household and care for the children;
  • harmful health impacts of tobacco farming are more serious for women;
  • few women farmers had any financial decision-making power – men held the titles to the land, decided what to grow, and collected and spent the revenue from their crops;
  • women felt manipulated by the tobacco companies.

Read the full research findings here.

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