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REVOLUTION SMOKE-FREE: Breathing change into the workplace

When a business goes smoke-free, it improves the health of all workers. Health-care and operational costs go down, while productivity increases due to less absenteeism and improved overall morale.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:19
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] WHO Targeting Businesses To Support 'Revolution Smoke-Free'

Across the Western Pacific Region, WHO invites all businesses to join a new campaign, “Revolution Smoke-Free”, and establish smoke-free workplaces in which everyone is free from tobacco smoke in their workplaces and beyond. “A smoke-free workplace is n
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Jul 18, 2018 00:47
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Is this the end of smoko breaks? Cigarette habit costs Australia $388billion as Malcolm Turnbull backs bosses' right to pay people 'to work, not to smoke'

Smokers take more breaks, are absent more and die earlier, study claimed / There have been calls to ban smoking at work in the wake of the research / The PM appeared to support bosses' right to tell employees not to smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:40
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco bill decrees no smoking in homes

Smokers who puff away in the presence of their domestic workers or gardeners could be fined - or jailed even - if they light up in their own homes. This is one of the provisions in the latest Tobacco Bill which also stipulates that you may not smoke in yo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:53
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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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[Australia] Cancer Council calls for workplaces to ban smoking as economic cost revealed

SMOKERS could cost the Australian economy a staggering $388 billion over the course of the Australian population’s working lives. Research just released shows the indirect costs of smoking, including lost time due to smoke breaks, second-hand smoke expo
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Jul 16, 2018 16:29
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[North Carolina] It is legal for kids to work on tobacco farms, but it can make them sick

“It’s kind of a legacy in eastern North Carolina,” Castillo tells Here & Now’s Robin Young. “Either your neighbor owns a farm, or a relative owns a farm. Tobacco obviously is part of that heritage, and kids have been working in it, farmers will tell you,
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:21
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Productivity burden of smoking in Australia: a life table modelling study

This study highlights the potential health and productivity gains that may be achieved from further tobacco control measures in Australia via application of PALYs [productivity-adjusted life years], which are a novel, and readily estimable, measure of the
Tobacco Control
added Jul 18, 2018 00:53
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Child Labor And Tobacco Farming: Are Kids Adequately Protected? 11:07

Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop. During the picking season, it's all hands on deck — and some of those hands belong to kids as young as 7 years old. The Fair Labor Standards Act makes except
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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EDITORIAL: Our opinion: Smoke-free Iowa doesn't apply at casinos

It’s disingenuous to tout the state’s smoke-free environment and then, in an effort to preserve state gambling revenue, force casino workers to continue enduring an indoor smoking environment. A decade is long enough. It’s time to end the loophole that
Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald
added Jul 2, 2018 15:26
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