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Farmers say their way of life is under fire as the government seeks to curtail tobacco land.

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Boonlert Rattanayaem earns 200,000 baht each year from his eight-rai tobacco plantation. 

Workers carry tobacco leaves in Sukhothai, which has a plantation area of about 50,000 rai.

Located in Sukhothai, the plantation is a family business passed on from his parents' generation. Mr Boonlert himself has looked after it for 20 years.

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