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Give bidi cigarette rollers a voice to find new jobs, researchers say

Peer-Reviewed Publication image: Bidi cigarette rollers at work. view more Credit: Pavan Mukherjee India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry, according to a new study. Bidis are hand-rolled leaf cigarettes and are the main way tobacco is smoked in India. Ninety per cent of workers are women who largely work from home and earn a lower-than-average wage of approximately £1.50 (about 150 Indian rupees) for rolling up to 1,000 bidis each day. Bidi production can cause a number of health issues for workers and their […]

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