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[North Carolina] Reynolds' strategy: Transform an industry

"I am absolutely confident that our journey to transforming the tobacco industry is enhanced by this transaction. "After 139 years operating in the Triad, Reynolds American remains committed to the region and to continuing to be an engine for regional ec
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 10:16

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Van De MERWE: Tobacco growers take stand against child labour

First, ITGA did not say child labour is “rampant” in the tobacco sector; and second, ITGA acknowledges the existence of child labour – which is actually what was stated by myself, in my capacity as president of the association, and which was supported by
Newsday (zw)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:49

Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in '16

Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players' union head T
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 16, 2014 21:13

[North Carolina] Tobacco town breathes a sigh of relief

Winston and Salem cigarettes will no longer be produced in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, if Reynolds American's $27.4bn bid for Lorillard goes through. But the news came as a relief to the city, which had been braced for worse news.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 08:44

[North Carolina] Lorillard deal keeps Greensboro ahead of pack

Greensboro leaders breathed a tad easier Tuesday after learning there’s a chance the massive sale of Lorillard might keep many of the tobacco company’s 2,900 jobs intact, including cigarette-making, product research, sales and management functions. As pa
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 16, 2014 08:43

[North Carolina] Lorillard chief: Most jobs will stay

Lorillard’s announced purchase today by Reynolds American, Inc. will have little immediate effect on the local company’s Greensboro workers and should end up being a positive thing for them and the entire community, Lorillard chairman Murray Kessler sai
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 15, 2014 17:14

[North Carolina] Reynolds could move closer to union

could have the ripple effect of moving Reynolds closer to union representation for its production and maintenance workers. Although Reynolds workers are not represented by a union, more than 1,000 Lorillard production employees are represented by the Bake
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 15, 2014 14:33

[North Carolina] Analysts foresee profit boost, job cuts in Reynolds deal

Fhough Modi acknowledged he may be "jumping the gun," he said Reynolds is likely to gain from cost cutting and significant new revenue "from a more rational pricing environment over the long run, and Newport potentially receiving better spacing at retail
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 15, 2014 14:32
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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: UPMC goes too far with its anti-smoking policy for workers

My question to UPMC is this: Since when can an employer tell an "employee" what he or she is permitted to do on a lunch break or while traveling to his or her job (it will be difficult for employees to smoke en route to work because of repercussions if t
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 15, 2014 04:31

More states have workplace protections for smokers than LGBT workers

The differing protections speak to how slowly lawmakers are adapting to changes in public opinion and state laws. More Americans support LGBT rights and marijuana legalization than ever, but in many states only users of the deadliest drug in the country
Vox Media
added Jul 14, 2014 23:10
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