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25 Nov 2023

People on TikTok Are Quitting Vaping to Protest Child Labor in Congo

TikTok users are quitting vaping to protest against child labor and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Congo, part of which is due to the high demand for cobalt, a key component of e-waste including vapes. The Democratic Republic of Congo, grappling with clashes over resource and land control, mines 74% of the world's cobalt, resulting in displacement and hardship for millions. [Source](https://www.vice.com/en/article/4a35qg/people-on-tiktok-are-quitting-vaping-to-protest-child-labor-in-congo?fbclid=PAAabG_-nqCHz3OwqxVWkAgYbyAEPEYA64rYryVEmPDXEtYN16HhkXTTvJGNI)

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