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Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017

What are the implications for public health practice? Broader implementation of smoke-free policies at the national, city, or airport authority levels can protect employees and travelers of all ages from secondhand smoke inside airports.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:48
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry

International Labour Organization (ILO)...has postponed once again its decision on whether or not to cut ILO’s ties with the tobacco industry. The executive body’s deliberations remained deadlocked at a meeting in early November resulting in a second pos
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:28
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[North Carolina] Farm workers, civil rights groups file federal lawsuit over NC Farm Act

North Carolina farm workers and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging a state law that inhibits the ability of farm workers to organize and make collective bargaining agreements with employers.
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:09
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[North Carolina] Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union is challenging a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields and other agricultural operations. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday called the restrictions unconstituti
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2017 15:18
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FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE v. ROY COOPER, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of North Carolina (PDF)

The Farm Act obstructs free expression and free association guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution for over 100,000 farmworkers in North Carolina, including Plaintiffs...and their labor union, Plaintiff Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:17
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[North Carolina] Suit Seeks to Stop New Union Limits Around Farm Operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union wants to block a state law limiting organized labor's activities in and around vegetable and tobacco fields.
U.S. News & World Report
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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[North Carolina] Additional expenses lead to larger quarterly loss for 22nd Century Group

primarily caused by increased production expenses. The loss was $3.32 million, compared with a loss of $2.68 million a year ago. Contributing to the increased loss was $259,000 in equity-based compensation expenses in the quarter. The plant biotechnolog
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 12, 2017 01:41
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Decision on the fifth item on the agenda: ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate

The Governing Body called on the Director-General, taking into account all views expressed in the current session, to present to the 332nd S ession of the Governing Body in March 2018 an integrated ILO strategy to address decent work deficits in the tob
International Labour Organization (ch)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:18
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[UK] UN labor agency shelves decision to end Big Tobacco ties

In an embarrassing retreat... "We sent you the wrong version of the decision taken by the ILO Governing Body on ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry," von Rohland said in an email to reporters. "The ILO has not at this stage made a decision to end c
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 10, 2017 15:20
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