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[Oregon] Building owners back the fight against e-cigarettes

E-cigarette smokers looking to toke up in public buildings won't legally be able to as of May 27, thanks in part to legislation pushed by Oregon's largest organization of building owners. The Building Owners and Managers Association of Oregon has been a
The Business Journal Portland (OR)
added May 21, 2015 21:38

Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes at Many Job Sites

As a bulletin last month from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health pointed out, 20.4 percent of nonsmoking workers say they encounter secondhand smoke at least once a week. A separate U.S. study determined that 10 percent are exposed
added May 19, 2015 05:28

Only 37% of Wellness Plans Have Smoking Cessation Programs, HealthMine Survey Finds 87% need an incentive, or they would be unlikely to quit smoking

As new findings show that combining a penalty with a reward can double success rates for smoking cessation, HealthMine found that only 32% of wellness program enrollees say their program includes any incentives for smoking cessation.
PR Newswire
added May 15, 2015 15:38

Tobacco Farm Settles Claims It Stiffed Guest Workers ($$)

A Kentucky tobacco farm will pay over $28,000 to settle allegations it skirted federal requirements by shortchanging Mexican guest workers on pay and not providing them with proper insurance, a local division of the U.S. Department of Labor said... T Bond
added May 14, 2015 10:09

[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

"They gathered us all, and officially and without any previous warning, tell us that management had decided to close the factory down," he says. The reason they gave was the excessive regulation of smoking in Uruguay....
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2015 17:11

[California] Giants on SF tobacco ban: 'step in right direction . . . hard to enforce’

The Giants seem willing to honor San Francisco’s tobacco ban, which will begin in January, but realize it’s a tough transition and wonder how it would be policed. “We’ve talked about this. It’s a step in the right direction, I think,” said manager Bruce
San Francisco Chronicle
added May 9, 2015 13:46

[North Carolina] A thawing relationship / Company, farm-worker union become more civil

That doesn't mean, however, that the Farm Labor Organizing Committee is easing up on its prodding of Reynolds' board of directors to push the company's contract tobacco growers harder on worker-safety issues.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 8, 2015 12:15
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Guy Carawan Dies at 87; Taught a Generation to Overcome, in Song

By the mid-1940s, Tindley’s words and the now-familiar melody had merged. In 1945, the resulting song, known as “We Will Overcome,” was taken to the picket lines by striking tobacco workers in Charleston, S.C., who sang: “We will overcome,/And we will win
New York Times
added May 8, 2015 10:47

Confessions of an air hostess: Rude passengers, exhaustion and the temptation of wild parties, former stewardess reveals the reality of life at 30,000ft

'Being surrounded in such a work environment you really really have to keep on guard and watch yourself to make sure you don't give in to temptations like drinking, smoking, etc. Not ALL crew drink and smoke and party but majority do.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 8, 2015 10:44

[Australia] Smokers work four hours a week less than non-smokers

WORKERS who duck out of the office for quick puffs of nicotine throughout the day end up working four hours less a week than their non-smoking colleagues. There are about 8300 smokers in Gympie, University of Adelaide figures show, and a study says an a
Gympie (QLD) Times (au)
added May 7, 2015 13:52
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