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[Georgia] Beaufort Bans Smoking On All County Property, Offers Help To Employees

Beaufort County will officially be smoke-free as of March 1st, banning smoking on all county properties such as Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “This is an environment for everybody… that’s why I think we should make
WSAV NBC Channel 3 (Savannah, GA)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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[UK] Bedford lost £14m last year due to smoking breaks

But the biggest cost to the economy is not early deaths (£8.79million), smoking-
related disease (£4.25million) or lost productivity because of sick days (£2.48million)... Instead the big cost is from people taking smoking breaks – reckoned to have cost B
Bedford Today (Times & Citizen) (uk)
added Feb 2, 2017 14:13
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[UK] It’s time the NHS was smoke-free

The NHS is not yet smoke-free, but it’s time that it was, says Dr Mary Black at Public Health England in The BMJ. She argues that tolerating tobacco smoking on NHS premises is a form of collusion. Staff who smoke in NHS uniforms are sending a very clea
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:57
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[Nevada] E-cigarettes removed from banned list for county workers

Nye County commissioners voted last week to remove the devices, commonly called e-cigarettes, from the list of tobacco products that are prohibited within any building owned, leased and utilized by Nye County.
Pahrump (NV) Desert Valley Times
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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Eleventh Circuit Rules Against EEOC Finding Age Discrimination in Hiring Claims Cannot Be Based on Disparate Impact Theory

May a job applicant sue a prospective employer based on a policy that had an adverse and disproportionate effect on him because of his age? The Eleventh Circuit, in an en banc opinion published October 5, 2016, Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Pi
Eleventh Circuit Business Blog (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:26
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[Nevada] LETTER: We can’t allow it

“In Mesquite, we have more than 2,000 citizens who depend on their jobs... That’s correct, and those people also count on their leaders to be cognizant of the public health of the community at-large. Two-thousand workers are breathing secondhand smoke eve
The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:14
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[UK] Plain cigarette packaging forces closure of historic printing works

US-based MPS Packaging has closed the final part of the Hollingwood Lane site at Lidget Green which was originally Field Packaging and later Chesapeake. In its heyday the site employed hundreds of people making packaging for the tobacco, confectionery a
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:01
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[North Carolina] U.S. Labor secretary questions fiduciary fulfillment in Reynolds retirement case

has questioned whether the RJR Pension Investment committee fulfilled its fiduciary duties in a case involving its retirement plans. Secretary Thomas Lopez filed an amicus brief Sept. 9 in the Fourth District of the U.S. Appeals Court. The case involves p
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2016 01:27
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[UK-Scotland] Unions take on council amid “threats” to fine bin men over smoking at work

A row has broken out amid claims Aberdeen’s bin men and street sweepers are being threatened with fines for smoking on the job. Unions say staff have been verbally told that anyone caught breaking new council rules on lighting up will be issued by city
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:44
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Job Seeker Slams Bid In 11th Circ. To Block Age Bias Suit ($$)

A former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. job applicant fighting to avoid a full Eleventh Circuit review of a panel’s decision to revive his age discrimination suit argued Tuesday that the court correctly found that job seekers could pursue claims over the compa
added May 12, 2016 14:59
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