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TPP's effect on tobacco, trade deficits is reason enough to stop deal

Obama administration is backing away from tobacco tariffs that would keep cigarette costs high and reduce the health risks of smoking. Public health officials are rightfully angry. The Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health noted that instead of
Teamster Nation (blog)
added Sep 6, 2013 13:33
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[Nevada] Group rallies for smoke-free casinos

Dealers, gamblers, and union members rallied outside the Sands Expo Tuesday to advocate for smoke-free gambling floors. Experts say it will be a tough battle to try and remove smoking because it all comes down to money -- banning smoke could hurt revenu
KLAS-TV Channel 8 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:11
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[North Carolina] ITG plans layoffs at Greensboro cigarette production plant

it will lay off an undisclosed number of workers later this year as it contracts to produce brands for Reynolds American. ITG spokesman Mark Smith told news outlets Wednesday that it doesn't have a final number of employees it will likely lay off or an e
WXII Ch. 12 (Winston-Salem, NC)
added Feb 19, 2016 15:58
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[UK, UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban to be phased in from 2016 to reduce health risks for inmates and guards

Smoking in open prisons in England will be banned from October (2015), with four Welsh prisons (Usk/Prescoed, Swansea, Cardiff and Parc) following suit in January 2016 and four English prisons - Dartmoor, Channings Wood, Erlestoke and Exeter - enforcing a
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:18
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[South Carolina] Birth of a Freedom Anthem

“Dear Brothers,” one miner entreated in 1909, “let us not drop that old song"...decades later in Charleston, S.C., when 1,100 black and white employees of the American Tobacco Company cigar factory struck for higher pay and better working conditions. For
New York Times
added Mar 14, 2015 17:56
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[Nevada] Protesters hold smoke-free casinos rally outside Sands Expo

Some fed-up casino employees and gamblers wrapped up a rally Tuesday morning, pushing for casinos to ban smoking. The rally was organized by Smoke-Free Gaming of America, which says there is no reason for casinos to have employees breathe secondhand smok
KTNV-TV ABC 13 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:10
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Union puts forward plan for Gallaher

An alternative to closing the JTI Gallaher factory in Ballymena has been put forward by the Unite trade union... The union proposal would see the factory developed as a ‘centre of excellence’ for pouch tobacco and cigar manufacture, retaining 500 of the
The News Letter (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 13:01
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[Florida] Anti-nicotine hiring policy extends beyond smokers

Florida Watchdog contacted BCBS of Florida multiple times for information regarding tobacco use and whether the insurance company differentiates between tobacco products when determining premium rates. Though it failed to answer our questions, it did fo
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Sep 11, 2013 14:41
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[Florida] Pasco teachers union not interested in quick talks over tobacco-free campuses

Pasco County school employees union has turned down the administration's request to talk about new rules for making all schools tobacco-free. The issue should wait until the next round of contract talks in the spring, said Lynne Webb, United School Emplo
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 30, 2013 15:46
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[Alabama] Madison County commissioners wary of Chairman Dale Strong's smoking ban, health fines for county employees

Health was hot topic during a two-hour work session where the Madison County Commission debated banning tobacco from workplaces and installing stiff fines for employees who skipped free health screenings.
AL.com
added Oct 24, 2013 23:44
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