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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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[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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Rubio Renews Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect Florida Cigar Workers’ Jobs

“There is virtually no corner of Florida that is not being affected by the FDA’s excessive and overly burdensome regulations on local cigar makers, and we must stop federal bureaucrats from putting these small manufacturers out of business and threatenin
US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:02
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Altria Thinks Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Lead to About a Million Lost Jobs

As the comment period on proposed new rules for cigarettes came to an end Monday, the tobacco industry...said the measure would cause the loss of as many as 951,000 jobs, directly and indirectly, throughout the U.S.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2018 02:07
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[UK] Job cuts threat at Imperial Tobacco's Bristol HQ

Up to 100 jobs could be cut at Imperial Tobacco's head quarters in Bristol, the company has confirmed The firm, which produces cigarette brands including JPS and Gauloises, said the "structural changes" were part of a "new phase of cost optimisation".
BBC Online
added Dec 1, 2016 05:31
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1924: The Cigar Maker Who's the Reason You Work Only 8 Hours a Day Dies

On December 13, 1924, Samuel Gompers, the cigar-maker who became the father of the mainstream American labor movement, died, at the age of 74. From 1886, when he forged the creation of the American Federation of Labor, until his death – with the exception
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Dec 14, 2015 15:00
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco reaping, curing starts

Harvesting and curing of the early planted irrigated tobacco is underway in most parts of the country although farmers are facing a shortage of labour and experiencing constant power cuts due to incessant rains.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 9, 2015 13:51
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Overseas Marlboro maker Philip Morris to buy US tobacco from 3rd party, not farmers

The move will also require the leaf suppliers to adhere to Philip Morris International's policies that prohibit workers under 18 from some of the most hazardous tasks, including harvesting tobacco. The company does allow children to work with seedlings o
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 6, 2014 17:35
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[Wisconsin] Higher insurance rates may cause smokers to flee Obamacare coverage

Affordable Care Act sets up a "carrots and stick" scenario for smokers, said Michael Fiore..."The carrots are that if you're a smoker, you will get coverage for evidence-based counseling and medicine," Fiore said. "The stick is that insurers can charge yo
Manitowoc (WI) Herald Times Reporter
added Oct 26, 2013 20:02
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Hectarage Down 4 Percent

Lack of confidence in prices and the effects of drought have affected tobacco production this season, with the area put under the crop declining to 89 500 hectares from 93 419 hectares last season, the Zimbabwe Farmers' Union has said.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 2, 2016 01:28
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