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  1. Lutgard Kokulinda Kagaruki
  1. Correspondence to Lutgard K Kagaruki, Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum, Plot 677 Sinza A, Sam Nujoma/Igesa Rd. Opp Kobil Petrol St, P. O. Box 33105, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; info{at}

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Apart from the authors' highlights on the environmental impacts of tobacco production,1 additional problems include farmers smoking raw tobacco, which leaves the majority of them sick; for example, more than 75% of tobacco farmers in Tanzania smoke raw tobacco.2 Farmers also die in curing barns due to carbon monoxide poisoning.3 Increased tobacco farming due to industry sensitisation has resulted in increased labour demands with people engaging in human trafficking; for example, in Tanzania, people sold …

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