Tobacco Industry Lives and Kills (2018)

Author: João Peres/Moriti Neto

Introduction

Brazil has been the world’s largest leaf tobacco exporter for 25 years. Belgium, China, U.S.A and Italy are the main yearly buyers of almost half a million tons of the product, which accounts for around one third of global trade and approximately 1% of Brazilian foreign sales.1 Tobacco is one of the main products on the trade balance of the states responsible for the plantations, concentrated in Brazil’s Southern Region.

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