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Casino Workers In Nevada Rally For Smoke-Free Workplace

Workers and patrons fed-up with breathing in secondhand smoke in Nevada casinos are rallying outside the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas Tuesday... The advocacy group Smoke-Free Gaming of America organized the rally in front of the Sands Expo and Convent
KUNR (Reno, NV)
added Sep 28, 2016 18:03
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[North Carolina] U.S. Labor secretary questions fiduciary fulfillment in Reynolds retirement case

has questioned whether the RJR Pension Investment committee fulfilled its fiduciary duties in a case involving its retirement plans. Secretary Thomas Lopez filed an amicus brief Sept. 9 in the Fourth District of the U.S. Appeals Court. The case involves p
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2016 01:27

why new poverty numbers are a good time to focus on smoker's wage gap

this week, the Census Bureau issued the latest data on income and poverty ... Did you know that smoking rates are higher in households with lower income and that smokers make 20 percent less salary? Help spread the truth about the smoker’s wage gap
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 14, 2016 13:32

[Texas] McENTIRE: Support Smoke-free Fort Worth and the ban on smoking in all local bars

What’s lost in the debate is the worker perspective — which as a former bar owner and employee, I know firsthand. Until recently, I owned several bars on West Seventh Street where, alongside my employees, I spent days and nights exposed to cloudy indoor
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Sep 10, 2016 23:48

Fallout From 9/11 May Include Early Dementia

found that responders with PTSD and mental decline had lower education, were likely to have jobs such as construction or utility workers, were older and smoked, compared with those without mental decline.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 31, 2016 16:23


The Reynolds American Foundation has donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross for assisting flood victims in Louisiana. . . . The Reynolds American Foundation focuses its contribution resources in communities where significant numbers of Reynolds Americ
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Aug 31, 2016 15:59
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[UK-Scotland] Unions take on council amid “threats” to fine bin men over smoking at work

A row has broken out amid claims Aberdeen’s bin men and street sweepers are being threatened with fines for smoking on the job. Unions say staff have been verbally told that anyone caught breaking new council rules on lighting up will be issued by city
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:44

the economics of tobacco: how does where people live and work impact smoking?

Throughout the month of August, Truth Initiative is highlighting the ways that socioeconomic disparities impact tobacco use. To learn more about the research, read the Achieving Health Equity in Tobacco Control report from a consortium of public health o
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 12, 2016 00:44

Picking Tobacco Under an Unforgiving Sun in Mexico

The scenes--of people living under thatched-roof shelters, their skin raw from chemicals, and children as young as 6 working the fields or bathing in irrigation canals...Rodríguez is producing a multimedia piece on these workers...[BAT] Mexico, which buys
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 9, 2016 14:39

[Africa] State Of Denial: Malawi's Tobacco Farming Addiction

Not many people in the southeast African nation smoke tobacco. They can't afford it. But the country is hooked on growing it and turns a blind eye to the associated risks, especially for child laborers.
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:16
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