Sixty Thousand Jobs Threatened in Tobacco Industry
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 7 (Reforma/Infolatina) via NewsEdge Corporation - The international campaign implemented by the World Health Organization threatens to eliminate up to 60 thousand jobs in the tobacco industry in Mexico.
The tobacco industry in Mexico is dominated 53 percent by Cigatam and 43 percent by La Moderna. Tobacco is the principal, source of income for 25 thousand families including five thousand indigenous in the state of Nayarit, where each family receives between 1,600 and 2,500 pesos a week, which for small farmers in Mexico could be considered a decent living. 23 percent of the population of Mexico smokes, however, so that for the moment at least the threat is not major.