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[UK] Nottingham cigarette factory closure threatens more than 500 jobs

The planned closure of Imperial's last factory means there will be no cigarette manufacturing left in Britain. The only other remaining factory in the UK is run by Japan Tobacco International in Northern Ireland. Unite, Britain's largest union, accused
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:24
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[UK] Unions slam Imperial Tobacco closure as a 'cynical ploy' to retain company profits

IMPERIAL Tobacco is facing a backlash after announcing it will close its Lenton factory and cut 540 jobs. It claimed low sales and increased regulation had hit its profits. But it also blamed the growing illicit trade of cigarettes, with research claimin
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:22
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[Idaho] Boise passes e-cigarette ban for city workers

City Council has approved a change in policy that includes e-cigarettes on the list of banned tobacco use while city workers are on the job. Cigarettes, pipes and snuff are already off limits at work. The council voted on the policy change as part of it
KBOI-TV 2News (Boise, ID)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:40
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Ky. Panel Quashes Asbestos Injury Suit Against Lorillard ($$)

tossed a suit by a former Lorillard Tobacco Co. cigarette factory worker's widow blaming asbestos in the air and in free cigarettes for causing his mesothelioma, ruling that an erroneous jury instruction did not prejudice her case.
Law360
added Feb 18, 2014 01:04
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[Kentucky] Divided Ky appeals court upholds dismissal of asbestos-laden cigarette lawsuit

The widow of a former cigarette factory worker lost her bid on Friday for a new trial seeking compensation for her husband's death, contending that he died of exposure to asbestos while working and smoking at a factory that made cigarettes. The 2-1 decis
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2014 12:15
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[Texas] Sheriff disputes smoking ban

Sheriff Bob Holder snuffed out — at least temporarily — a plan to ban employee smoking in all county facilities and vehicles when he told Comal commissioners Thursday that he wouldn’t enforce the regulation.
New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung
added Jan 31, 2014 14:52
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Nevada receives poor marks for Smoke-free air

Nevada received a grade of "C" on the report card in the category of smokefree air, due to its exemption that leave tens of thousands of Nevada's workers unprotected. The report comes as the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon
Mesquite (NV) Citizen Journal
added Jan 24, 2014 15:41
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[UK-Scotland] How public service pension schemes are funding drone attacks, big tobacco and pollution

Sunday Herald found that public-sector pension funds are supporting more than 100 big corporations blamed for damaging the climate, causing cancer and profiting from conflict. ... Among those funding big tobacco are health groups, cancer hospices, schools
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 19, 2014 00:24
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MILOV: The time to regulate e-cigarettes is now

Swift regulation by the FDA will help preserve America's hard-won anti-smoking victory and help ensure that parts of the US economy do not, once again, become dependent on nicotine.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jan 9, 2014 17:38
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[California] UCR: Campus preps for smoke-free deadline

Chevrie, standing in a designated smoking area on the campus of UC Riverside and waiting for her shift as a custodian to start, is a holdout in the campus’ plan to go smoke free Jan. 1.
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Dec 31, 2013 15:49
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