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[USA] Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

Just under 50 percent of major American employers surveyed last year said they included a surcharge on insurance policies for smokers, at a median rate of $600 annually, according to Willis Towers Watson, the benefits consultant that conducted the survey
New York Times
added Nov 3, 2017 00:55
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Joan Tisch, Patron of the Arts and AIDS Fight, Dies at 90

was worth $4 billion. She was the largest individual stockholder in the Loews Corporation, the holding company for the family’s subsidiaries in insurance, offshore drilling, natural gas transportation and hotels. (Its tobacco unit was spun off in 2008.)
New York Times
added Nov 3, 2017 00:51
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don't smoke 6 extra vacation days

A higher percent of Japanese adults smoke than Americans. It was only this past year that the percentage of Japanese adults who smoke fell below 20 percent. According to the World Health Organization, Japanese men are three times more likely to smoke tha
CNBC
added Nov 3, 2017 00:04
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CVS Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Dollars in Grants to Eight Cancer Centers to Increase Smoking Cessation Resources in the Oncology Setting

"AACI thanks the CVS Health Foundation for its important commitment to promoting tobacco cessation and improving cancer treatment outcomes," said AACI Executive Director Barbara Duffy Stewart, MPH. "While all of AACI's 97 cancer centers champion preventi
PR Newswire
added Nov 3, 2017 17:10
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Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation: St. Paul Leaders Choose Lives Over Big Tobacco Profits

City Council restricts menthol tobacco sales to liquor stores and adult-only tobacco shops
PR Newswire
added Nov 3, 2017 02:32
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New Study from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Reveals Low Awareness of Lifesaving Lung Cancer Screening Among Those at Greatest Risk

"Saved By The Scan" is the first national public service advertising (PSA) campaign that educates Americans on the benefits of early detection through lung cancer screening and encourages high-risk individuals to take an online lung cancer screening elig
PR Newswire
added Nov 3, 2017 02:28
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: St. Paul City Council Passes Menthol Ban On 6-1 Vote

city council member Dan Bostrom as the only “no” vote. St. Paul is following the lead of Minneapolis. A ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes at convenience stores starts there next August. Smokers will only be able to buy menthol brands at adult-only to
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Nov 3, 2017 00:22
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This is Our Watch

developed a new education program called “This is Our Watch.” This program helps tobacco retailers better understand FDA tobacco regulations, the importance of compliance, and the greater purpose—protecting the nation’s youth from the harms of tobacco use
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 1, 2017 15:59
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[Asia-pacific] More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. introduced an all-day ban on smoking at its head office and all regional offices in June with an eye toward lowering the ratio of smokers in its entire workforce by around 10 percentage points in fiscal 2018. The smoki
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:27
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[Minnesota] BRIANT: Menthol, Mint and Wintergreen Tobacco Ban: The Minneapolis Case Study

convenience stores would lose $36.7 million to $39.9 million annually in menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco sales and ancillary in-store purchases. The average convenience store would lose between $238,000 and $259,000 in annual sales and incur a gross
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:11
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