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HAMBLIN: Smokers Still Potentially Employable

Companies in 21 U.S. states can and do categorically refuse to hire people who smoke tobacco. Leading bioethicists today agreed with a majority of Americans that this is unethical.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Mar 28, 2013 16:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] British American Tobacco quits PH business

will close its Philippine operations by the end of December this year amid “difficult environment”... Manila Bulletin Business sources confirmed that BAT Philippines started winding down operations after Japan Tobacco International (JTI) acquired Mighty f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 7, 2017 05:36
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[North Carolina] Tobacco lawsuits rolled into single case

North Carolina’s Supreme Court is setting up a whopper of a lawsuit to settle claims by 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers in five Southeastern states for a piece of $340 million.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 23, 2016 01:39
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[Africa] State Of Denial: Malawi's Tobacco Farming Addiction

Not many people in the southeast African nation smoke tobacco. They can't afford it. But the country is hooked on growing it and turns a blind eye to the associated risks, especially for child laborers.
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:16
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[Asia, Sweden] British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco. Swedwatch, which surveyed three tobacco farming districts in Bangladesh, said it found
Reuters
added Jun 30, 2016 16:19
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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Kids trapped in Tobacco Menace

For many struggling Lalmonirhat families, relatively lucrative tobacco farming appears to be a blessing. But cultivating the crop brings significant health consequences. Worse still, with children commonly engaged in tending fields, the health of many yo
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 7, 2016 22:00
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[Virginia] Makers of Marlboro Laying Off Workers to Invest in More Vaping

When asked during the call what the company planned to do with the $300 million in savings, [Chief Executive Marty] Barrington declined to offer specifics but did say the company continues to invest in “reduced harm products” such as electronic cigarette
Gizmodo
added Jan 29, 2016 03:04
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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
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[UK] Prison staff fuming after smoking ban put on hold ($$)

A pilot scheme to ban smoking in prisons in the south west has been abandoned because it was feared that it could provoke disturbances. Prison governors were told last year by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) that a decision had been made t
Times Of London (uk)
added May 12, 2014 10:27
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