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[Asia, Sweden] British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco. Swedwatch, which surveyed three tobacco farming districts in Bangladesh, said it found
added Jun 30, 2016 16:19

[South Carolina, Texas] WorldVentures Employees to Breathe Easy, Company Announces Tobacco-Free Workplace Starting July 18

ranked 25 Healthiest Employers in North Texas as named by the Dallas Business Journal and Healthiest Employers... Employees will no longer be able to use any traditional, vapor or chewing tobacco products at any of the three U.S. buildings (two in Plano,
PR Newswire
added Jun 25, 2016 15:46

[Georgia] Ex-RJR Job Seeker Fights For Age-Bias Suit In 11th Circ. ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday to stand by its panel ruling that job seekers can pursue disparate impact claims, arguing that the decision is consistent with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's interpretation of the Age Discrimination..
added Jun 23, 2016 21:01

[UK] Smoking breaks cost Britain £5 BILLION year in lost productivity: Average worker loses 28 minutes a day to the habit - so should they be paid less?

average smoker takes 7 minutes to have a cigarette - plus time spent getting where they're allowed to smoke / Smokers are also more likely to have sick leave or develop an illness such as cancer than non-smoking colleagues / British Heart Foundation resea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 23, 2016 13:05

California initiative backers keep up fund-raising pace

In the weeks since the May 20 deadline to submit initiative signatures, the campaigns pushing the measures have reported collecting more than $3.2 million. The biggest recipient has been the campaign to increase cigarette taxes by $2 a pack, to $2.87, wi
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jun 21, 2016 20:16

[California] Since May Initiative Deadline, Cigarette Tax Issue Rakes In More Than $1.1M

Almost all of that came from the California State Council of Services Employees, which donated $1 million on May 31. Meanwhile, the campaign to cap hospital executives pay received another $325,000 from its sponsor.
California Healthline
added Jun 21, 2016 20:14

Case to Watch: 11th Circuit weighs age-bias claims by job applicants

Appeals will reconsider whether RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co...must face a 2012 lawsuit by Richard Villarreal, an unsuccessful job applicant who says the company violated the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act by encouraging the hiring of workers just
added Jun 21, 2016 16:50

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Working Adults — United States, 2014

Higher prevalences of e-cigarette use among certain groups, coupled with uncertainties regarding the safety of e-cigarette use and the effect of e-cigarette use on patterns of conventional tobacco use, underscore the importance of continued public health
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 16, 2016 19:27

CEO Cancer Gold Standard Reaches 5 Million Lives Covered as Inaugural Employers Celebrate Ten Years of Accreditation

program of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, is now helping more than 5 million employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by ... establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tob
Business Wire
added Jun 15, 2016 17:12

Martin Luther King in Connecticut: Closer to a Promised Land / SLIDE SHOW King’s Tobacco Summers in Connecticut

King spent two summers working in the fields around Simsbury, and he later credited that time with helping him decide to enter the clergy...“After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation,” he wrote of that 1944 trip i
New York Times
added Jun 10, 2016 17:00
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