Chang­ing cir­cum­stances

ChinAfrica - - Africa Report -

But since the global anti-smok­ing cam­paign started to gather mo­men­tum in the last few years, threats to tobacco as a crop be­gan emerg­ing. Prices fell and tobacco buy­ers moved away as a con­se­quence. The few that re­mained bought the crop at far lower prices than the spend­ings farm­ers put in grow­ing it.

Ac­cord­ing to TCC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer David Luka, while there is no of­fi­cial anti-smok­ing cam­paign in Malawi, the global anti-smok­ing cam­paign led by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) and its slo­gan of “tobacco kills” over the past decade have def­i­nitely re­duced de­mand.

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