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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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International Labour Organization forced to address conflict of interest

the International Labour Organization (ILO) will decide shortly whether it, too, will finally sever ties with Big Tobacco. The decision, set to come at its governing body meeting at the end of October, could close one of the tobacco industry’s last-remain
ASH London (uk)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:41
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[Malawi] Tobacco workers to ILO: Quit tobacco industry

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: I am writing to you on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of farmers in Malawi trying to make a living out of growing tobacco. We wish to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Oct 19, 2017 00:50
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LETTER TO government members of the ILO Governing Body (PDF)

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) instituting the strongest possible policies to prohibit cooperation and public-private partn
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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Pressure on ILO to stop taking funds from Big Tobacco

Nearly 200 organisations and individuals from around the world urged the International Labour Organization Monday to stop taking money from tobacco companies and to sever all ties with the industry. In a letter addressed to ILO's governing body members,
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:24
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on International Labor Organization to Drop the Tobacco Industry

A letter from nearly 200 public health organizations, labor rights groups and others sent to members of the ILO governing body this week describes how tobacco companies victimize farmers and other workers through practices including unfair pricing strate
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:08
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[California] ANDERSON: Overcoming tobacco addiction in correctional settings

I am concerned about the potential for entry-level nicotine-delivery devices designed to appeal to youth. So, I’m not a fan. Each person struggling with an established addiction must find his or her own pathway to recovery. Professor Stanton Glantz, a
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Oct 14, 2017 08:28
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Philip Morris International Recognized as Top Employer in Africa

was recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s excellent work environment and commitment to creating value for its employees. This certification is the result of independent assessment by the Top Employ
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:42
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Changes in Self-Reported Smokefree Workplace Policy Coverage Among Employed Adults—United States, 2003 and 2010–2011

However, coverage remained unchanged in half of states, and disparities persisted across occupations and states. Accelerated efforts are warranted to ensure that all workers are protected by smokefree workplace policies.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 13, 2017 05:46
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Tobacco workers ‘furious’ over JTI’s plan to close DB scheme

Tobacco workers at Gallaher’s are “furious” over its parent company’s plans to close its final salary defined benefit scheme to future accrual. According to union Unite, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) plans to close the UK scheme on 31 December 2017
Pensions Age Magazine (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 12:18
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