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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24
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[North Carolina] SWEDA: May 5, 2016 – a RAIny day in Winston-Salem

During the question & answer session, several speakers raised the issue of working conditions for farm workers. Hillary Laslo, a FLOC member from Toledo, OH, spoke of abusive conditions on the farm and the fear of retaliation. Julie Taylor, the ex-Direc
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 13, 2016 19:57
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Pepsico, Philip Morris Face Human Rights Resolutions

Shareholders of a handful of companies, including Pepsico Inc., may be voting on a new human rights proposal submitted by the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund this year... The resolution was also submitted to a number of tobacco companies, including Reynolds America
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:24
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[Asia] Tobacco industry robs Bangladesh child workers of childhood

Child labour in tobacco processing and bidi factories is banned in Bangladesh. But a large number of children continue to be employed in these hazardous activities for a living. During a recent visit to the northern district of Lalmonirhat, children we
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40
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[Asia, Pakistan] After closing plant Philip Morris now fires 141 employees

had shut its cigarette manufacturing plants in the country in Feb this year, has fired its 141 employees from Purchasing and Processing Departments mainly due to increasing cost in Pakistan...with high taxes, it was not possible for the company to compete
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 23, 2015 02:49
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[Florida] STEIN: Should firefighters be allowed to smoke while off-duty?

Apparently there is a ban in place that forbids firefighters from smoking, not only when they are working but when they are off-duty. The firefighters union is fighting this. And I don’t blame them.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 30, 2014 14:43
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US Child Workers Sickened from Picking Nicotine-Filled Tobacco Leaves

Despite strict laws to protect young people from using tobacco products, children as young as 7 harvest the crop and often get nicotine poisoning in the process.
Healthline Networks
added Jul 27, 2014 19:00
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[Hawaii] UH smoking ban on hold for review

campuswide ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes that was to take effect Jan. 1 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has been postponed pending review by unions and faculty.
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Dec 25, 2013 22:56
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[Macau] Health Bureau criticized for poor casino smoking control

The Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) lodged a complaint against the Health Bureau to the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) last Friday, accusing the Bureau of "administrative violations" when enforcing the partial smoking ban in gaming venues.
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Aug 18, 2013 20:52
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Even One Is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker (PDF)

there are other costs associated with cigarette smoking besides poor health and smoking-attributable health care expenditures. This research explores the labor market costs associated with cigarette smoking, specifically the impact of cigarette smoking
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA
added Jul 23, 2013 06:30
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