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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Communities across the U.S. and around the world are grappling with dangerous wildfires and extreme heat. These threats disrupt and uproot communities and pose serious risks to environmental and community health—from rising temperatures, unhealthy air pollutants, water contamination and more. Find PHI tools, resources and examples to help communities take action and promote climate safety, equity and resiliency.

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