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[California] Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers

Players new to the majors won’t be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball’s tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday. “I think the smokeless tobacco ban is both logical and I am thankful,” Los Angeles
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 23:12

The Dream — and the Myth — of the ‘Women’s Vote’

argued that women’s suffrage ought to be carefully restricted to keep undesirable women out of the ballot box..... “Our criminal and pauper men have wives; there are thousands of female operatives in tobacco factories and similar fields of labor; there ar
New York Times
added Nov 20, 2016 16:21

Eleventh Circuit: ADEA Does Not Permit Job Applicants To Bring Disparate Impact Claims

In an en banc decision issued October 5, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that job applicants cannot bring disparate impact claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). (Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., October
National Law Review
added Nov 7, 2016 18:22

ARCHIVE: EDITORIAL: Obama administration must do more to protect children harvesting tobacco

Labor Department attempted to tighten its rules...But after an outcry from rural interests, the Obama administration pulled the proposal...Now that Mr. Obama has been re-elected and no longer needs to court Southern swing states, his administration should
Washington Post
added Oct 17, 2016 19:01

[UK] Warrington sets out 15 year plan for healthier future

Priorities for Warrington highlighted by Public Health are: • Continuing efforts to drive down smoking levels in the borough, through initiatives such as ‘stop them young’, improving awareness among workers, and increasing the smoke-free areas in the tow
Cheshire Today (uk)
added Jul 14, 2016 13:22

[UK-Northern Ireland] DUP's Paisley calls on Jim Wells to apologise over cigarette packaging tweet

Former health minister Wells welcomed the introduction of the law on Twitter, which he approved as minster...Paisley hit back saying 980 people lost their jobs in his constituency over the measure - in reference to the JTI Gallagher closure.
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added May 21, 2016 20:11

[UK] Council won’t stop staff smoking

OLDHAM Council won’t be taking the lead of Nottinghamshire County Council and banning staff from smoking during working hours. The Labour-run council has forbidden cigarette breaks in a blanket ban on all employees. E-cigarettes are also banned at work.
Oldham Evening Chronicle (uk)
added Sep 10, 2015 10:54

[Canada] Canadian resort of Whistler bans smoking in ENTIRE ski village including on slopes, lifts and hiking trails (but staff get an extra year to 'adjust to the new policy')

One of the world's premier ski resorts is set to ban smoking across the whole site. Starting on May 31 to promote World No Tobacco Day, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada is introducing a new smoke-free policy. Smoking will be prohibited on lift lines, chairli
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 13:03

Only 37% of Wellness Plans Have Smoking Cessation Programs, HealthMine Survey Finds 87% need an incentive, or they would be unlikely to quit smoking

As new findings show that combining a penalty with a reward can double success rates for smoking cessation, HealthMine found that only 32% of wellness program enrollees say their program includes any incentives for smoking cessation.
PR Newswire
added May 15, 2015 15:38

[California] Giants on SF tobacco ban: 'step in right direction . . . hard to enforce’

The Giants seem willing to honor San Francisco’s tobacco ban, which will begin in January, but realize it’s a tough transition and wonder how it would be policed. “We’ve talked about this. It’s a step in the right direction, I think,” said manager Bruce
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added May 9, 2015 13:46
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