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LETTERS: Children Who Labor in Fields: Yes, Here

For years, Big Tobacco denied the harmful effects of its product. It now stands guilty of asphyxiating the lives of children toiling amid its lucrative commodity...Unless funding is given back to enforcement, young people will remain at risk in the field
New York Times
added Jan 4, 2015 20:01

[North Carolina] Lorillard sends employees memo about proposed sale to Reynolds American

Lorillard Tobacco Co. has made its initial communication to its 2,900 employees about what to expect if federal regulators approve Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion purchase of the company. The complicated deal, which involves two U.S. and two Briti
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 11, 2014 13:10

“What Is Our Story?” Philip Morris’s Changing Corporate Narrative.

PMC replaced its market success–oriented corporate narrative with a new one centered on narrative was unconvincing to many of its employees...repositioning that would help the company continue business as usual. Moving toward a tobac
American Journal of Public Health
added Sep 11, 2015 14:25

SWEDA: Under An Hour: My Time at the 2015 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting

my question is ‘Why shouldn’t Altria’s shareholders and investors expect the company to continue to pay judgments in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in the years to come?’” Mr. Barrington answered that litigation “presents risks to
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:31

[Kazakhstan, USA] HEFLER: Tobacco industry confronted with child labour

every time a new report is published tobacco companies react with apparent surprise...industry is extremely monopolised, has a record of collusion and suppression of leaf prices, interferes with policy development and invests in NGOs such as ITGA, ECLT an
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 28, 2015 12:54

[Canada] Canadian employer hasn’t hired a smoker in 30 years ‘and I’m proud of it,’ but the policy may be illegal

As Canadian public-health experts explore radical ideas to achieve a tobacco “endgame,” the Montreal-based entrepreneur has for decades struck his own uncompromising blow against cigarettes, refusing to hire anyone who smokes, on the job or in the sancti
National Post (ca)
added Feb 29, 2016 01:31

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

[Hungary] Philip Morris, Imperial Tobacco products stay on shelves

the National Tobacco Supply Company (ODBE) said yesterday and today that is was finally able to sign contracts with the two companies, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. Retailers may place orders for Philip Morrisʼ products from December 7 and for Imp
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Nov 27, 2015 01:19

[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

Reynolds may face pressure on tobacco sourcing

A decision by a global tobacco manufacturer to stop buying tobacco leaves directly from U.S. farmers could put pressure on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and U.S. competitors to take a similar sourcing approach. Philip Morris International Inc. said Wednesday
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 7, 2014 16:35
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