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[Australia] Smoking ban leads to increase in assaults on prison staff: union

ELEANOR HALL: The Queensland Law Society is calling for a review into the ban on smoking in prisons in response to reports that it sparked an increase in assaults on prison guards. The Queensland union which represents prison officers says assaults have
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 15, 2014 06:59
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Cigarette factory closure hits Northern Ireland's economy ($$)

The imminent closure of one of Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing sites has left the town of Ballymena in a state of shock and politicians floundering to fill a £60m hole in the economy of County Antrim about to be created by the loss of nearly 900
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 8, 2014 12:52
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[Arizona] Smokers can't count on being protected under state, federal law

Although 29 states and the District of Columbia offer legal protections to tobacco smokers, Arizona is not one of them. Similarly, tobacco smokers are not expressly protected under any federal laws. That said, a smoker suffering from "nicotine addiction"
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Oct 7, 2014 17:39
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[Asia, India] Govt. jobs barred for tobacco users in Rajasthan

Tobacco users, including smokers and tobacco chewers, will not be eligible for government jobs in Rajasthan. A beginning towards this has been made by the Department of Commercial Taxes by declaring tobacco chewers ineligible for writing the Tax Assista
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:36
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Gallahers cigarette factory 'to shut' with loss of 1000 Ballymena jobs

excise tax pressure coupled with illegal trade has triggered industry volume contraction in a number of key European countries. "This is compounded by the need to comply with legislation, including the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), which
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:39
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[Europe, UK-Northern Ireland] Britain's last tobacco factory may close thanks to Brussels regulation

"The challenging economic environment, excise tax pressure coupled with illegal trade has triggered industry volume contraction in a number of key European countries," JTI said.
City A.M. (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:37
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[Europe, UK-Northern Ireland] Ballymena cigarette factory JTI Gallaher to close

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has called the decision "devastating" JTI said it was restructuring its manufacturing facilities "as a result of significant and sustained changes impacting its global business".
BBC Online
added Oct 7, 2014 13:31
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[UK-Northern Ireland] 'Gallaher's cigarette factory to close'

is set to close with the loss of almost 900 jobs, owners JTI have confirmed. The news has been described as a huge economic blow to Ballymena and NI
UTV (Ulster Television)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:29
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[Kentucky] Agriculture: Help hard to come by for tobacco growers

Tobacco has been ready to harvest for a while but many are having trouble finding help to cut and house. It appears worse than in years past. I’ve even heard of farmers having to mow down tobacco that had gotten too mature and rank with suckering.
Frankfort (KY) State Journal
added Oct 7, 2014 13:25
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[North Carolina] Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields

as tobacco plants tower around her, Saray Cambray Alvarez pulls a black plastic garbage bag over her 13-year-old body to protect her skin from leaves dripping with nicotine-tinged dew. When Saray and other workers — including several more teenagers
New York Times
added Oct 7, 2014 10:39
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