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TEHRANI: Hold Your Breath No Longer — Good News From the Tobacco Industry

Fortunately for Reynolds’ nonsmoking employees, they soon won’t have to play the “Dodge the Smoke” game in their offices. So kudos to Reynolds American. It appears the cigarette-maker is giving its workers a breather in hopes of promoting a healthy work
Workforce Management Magazine
added Oct 30, 2014 13:28
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. legislation targets secondhand smoke loopholes

“We are urging the general public to contact their legislator to amend [the state antismoking] law to extend it to casinos and bars, which currently have waivers,” Ms. Petrow said. “But at this point I think it’s an uphill battle. It simply is a low prio
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 30, 2014 13:23
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[Minnesota] Honeywell and feds at odds over health insurance

According to the lawsuit, "employees will be penalized if they or their spouses do not take the biometric tests." The penalties listed in the lawsuit include ... a $1,000 'tobacco surcharge' even if the employee chooses to not go through the biometric tes
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Oct 30, 2014 12:52
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Child labor on tobacco farms fought

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 26, 2014 19:30
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[Macau] Casino staff demand tighter policing of smoking ban

GGRAsia (mo)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:18
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[Pennsylvania] Nutter Administration Pushing City Workers Toward No-Tobacco Pharmacies

Thousands of non-union Philadelphia municipal workers are being coaxed into using pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products. And higher health care premiums are coming for those workers who do smoke.
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:13
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[USA] New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

"I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. "In response, they are pushing tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2014 08:05
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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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