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[North Carolina] 565 workers lose jobs as tobacco merchant restructures

company that buys, processes and sells leaf tobacco to cigarette companies is cutting almost 600 jobs as it reorganizes. Pyxus International Inc. filed a required report with North Carolina officials this week disclosing plans to lay off 565 workers at i
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 12, 2018 21:43
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Advocates urge UN body to shut door on Big Tobacco

Opponents of Big Tobacco say a decision by the International Labor Organization to stop accepting funds from the industry is a step in the right direction, but are urging the U.N.-backed agency to go further and "completely shut the door."
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 12, 2018 20:41

Nonsmoking employees get 6 extra days off at Japanese company

A Japanese company is giving its nonsmoking employees an extra six days off a year after workers complained about colleagues’ smoke breaks. At least 30 out of 120 employees at Piala Inc,. a marketing company in Japan, are taking time off under the poli
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Nov 10, 2018 19:33

ILO Ends Contracts With Tobacco Companies – Will It Be Forever?

(FCA) is confident that the ILO will ... ensure that it no longer accepts funding from the tobacco industry. The FCA also commends the ILO for its continued dedication to protecting the rights of workers within the tobacco sector and for the commitment
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:31
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[UK] Tube strike 2018: rail militants heaping strike misery branded 'hypocrites' for investing union funds in tobacco, banking and privatised water

The RMT union, whose leaders boast of its commitment to the downfall of capitalism, has amassed an investment portfolio worth nearly £20 million. It includes £627,000 worth of shares in cigarette giant British American Tobacco, some £1.5 million in ener
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:03

[California] L.A. Startup Pays Employees to Go on Vacation

Solace Vapor's 24-year-old Co-founder (Lorenzo De Plano) recently announced that every employee at their company from the warehouse staff to the executive staff would be receiving $1,000 annually to be used exclusively for vacation purposes.
PR Newswire
added Nov 7, 2018 18:46

Medical Discovery News: Airline flight attendants have higher risk for cancer

Cancer risk rises with exposure to carcinogens, substances or exposures that are known or suspected to cause cancer. Common carcinogens include tobacco use, lack of physical activity, pollution, household chemicals, herbicides and even medical treatments
Abilene (TX) Reporter-News
added Nov 7, 2018 18:00

[UK-Scotland] Union hits out at council´s new staff smoking ban

A union has hit out after a local authority banned its staff from smoking or vaping during working hours. The Evening Telegraph reports Dundee City Council’s new rule applies when employees are outside, travelling between offices and on tea breaks. It
Press Association (uk)
added Nov 5, 2018 18:14

Economic and environmental effects of reduction in smoking prevalence in Tanzania [FREE FULL TEXT]

Initially, some assistance from the Tanzanian government may be needed for the displaced workers from the tobacco sector as a result of the decline in smoking prevalence. However, these results should be taken as a lower bound since the economic burden of
Tobacco Control
added Nov 4, 2018 16:10

[UK-Scotland] Workers face cigarette break ban under anti-smoking plan

Employees of a Scottish council have been banned from lighting up during the working day under a new anti-smoking strategy. Dundee City Council said its revised smoking policy would encourage staff to quit and reduce the number of adult “role models” se
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:38
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