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Democrats want children off tobacco farms

The bill from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves.
The Hill
added Apr 21, 2015 16:05
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[Asia] India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

The bidis outsell their filtered, paper-bound rivals by eight to one, giving the industry's bosses a financial and political clout that critics say accounts for the recent shelving of plans for larger health warnings...more than 70 percent of the workers
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 19, 2015 10:28
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Liberal Pot Laws Put Employers in a Quandary

Some unsettled issues include whether hotels can prohibit or, conversely, permit guests to smoke, vaporize or ingest marijuana in the privacy of their rooms or even the public areas of a hotel. What, if any, influence do states' indoor air quality acts ha
National Law Journal
added Apr 15, 2015 09:10
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[Asia] ARORA: As India waits for proof, 3500 succumb to tobacco daily

The parliamentary committee's observations and leniency towards the tobacco industry stakeholders does not bode well for the health of our nation and public health advocates strongly demand that health warnings should be enforced without any further dela
Deccan Herald (in)
added Apr 6, 2015 06:00
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[North Carolina] Airport employees forbidden to smoke at Charlotte Douglas

Starting Monday, airport employees and those who work for airport contractors can’t smoke, use vaporizing devices or use smokeless tobacco on airport property or in city vehicles. The policy is meant to be consistent with the city and county’s new tobacco
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Apr 3, 2015 16:03
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[New Jersey] CP# 2010-10115 Pulejo v. Middlesex County Consumer Affairs

should have been filed before January 11, 2003, two years from the removal of the lobes of the Petitioner’s right lung. Because the Petitioner did not file his claim petition until April 21, 2010, this Court finds that the Petitioner failed to file their
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
added Apr 2, 2015 14:14
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WILSON: New Jersey Judge Not Just Blowing Second Hand Smoke

The court found that Pulejo adequately made his case that the cancer was caused by exposure to cigarette smoke from co-workers. He had spent 21 years in an office with several people. He was the only non-smoker in the office, had never smoked, and his fa
WorkersCompensation.com
added Apr 2, 2015 14:07
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Tobacco farms facing new guidelines to protect workers

Tobacco farmers would be better protected from nicotine poisoning under new guidelines from the Obama administration. The Department of Labor is looking to prevent tobacco workers from contracting what's known as "green tobacco sickness."
The Hill
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07
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[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13
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[New Zealand] Pushback against big tobacco

Trade unions are backing a proposal to stop foreign companies suing the Government over controversial laws. New Zealand First has put forward a member's bill to stop foreign companies like tobacco companies being able to sue the government for laws they
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 22, 2015 17:40
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