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[Nevada] LETTER: We can’t allow it

“In Mesquite, we have more than 2,000 citizens who depend on their jobs... That’s correct, and those people also count on their leaders to be cognizant of the public health of the community at-large. Two-thousand workers are breathing secondhand smoke eve
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:14

Employee Wellness Programs Prompt AARP Lawsuit

argues that these programs violate anti-discrimination laws aimed at protecting workers’ medical information. It... Many employers have instituted wellness programs, which might include initiatives to help workers stop smoking
New York Times
added Oct 24, 2016 19:40

[UK-Wales] This is how many smoke breaks you are legally allowed to take in a day

Unless a worker’s employment contract says so, they don’t have the right to take a smoke break at anytime outside of their alloted break time. Fflur Jones, Partner at Darwin Gray, says: "Employers are increasingly imposing limits on the amount of time o
WalesOnline (uk)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:30

[Africa, South Africa] Marlboro and Boxer tobacco brand shuts production amid wage strike

Philip Morris International‚ has suspended production at its Boksburg factory in the East Rand‚ where some workers are on strike. Workers at the company have been on strike for over a month demanding a 10 percent salary increase. Company spokeswoman‚ Ru
Times LIVE (za)
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16

[Africa, South Africa] Striking workers burn tyres outside tobacco company

Striking workers at Philip Morris International‚ a tobacco company‚ have blocked the main road leading to the company’s factory in Boksburg with burning tyres on Wednesday.
Times LIVE (za)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:55

[North Carolina] HALL: Working in tobacco fields can make kids sick. But they still need the money.

Eddie doesn’t mention he found the work unbearable at first but stuck with it because it was a way to make money without risking getting in trouble with police. Without a green card or U.S. citizenship, he didn’t have many other options. And by now he kn
Washington Post
added Oct 17, 2016 19:02

LETTER: Tobacco work no necessary evil

We do not need to send young children into workplaces that make them ill in order to produce a product that kills millions each year. Adult workers are better equipped to deal with the dangers of nicotine absorption and teen farm workers can work on other
Washington Post
added Oct 17, 2016 19:02

ARCHIVE: EDITORIAL: Obama administration must do more to protect children harvesting tobacco

Labor Department attempted to tighten its rules...But after an outcry from rural interests, the Obama administration pulled the proposal...Now that Mr. Obama has been re-elected and no longer needs to court Southern swing states, his administration should
Washington Post
added Oct 17, 2016 19:01
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[UK] Plain cigarette packaging forces closure of historic printing works

US-based MPS Packaging has closed the final part of the Hollingwood Lane site at Lidget Green which was originally Field Packaging and later Chesapeake. In its heyday the site employed hundreds of people making packaging for the tobacco, confectionery a
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:01

WURTH: US, Companies Should Protect Child Tobacco Workers

Tobacco companies, the Obama administration, and Congress can fix this problem, and the fact that children are suffering harm because they need the money is all the more reason why they urgently need protection.
Human Rights Watch
added Oct 14, 2016 17:57
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