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No smoking: New Zealand employers within their rights to turn away smokers

workplace relations company Employsure found 15 New Zealand organisations with job ads referencing "non-smokers only" or "non-smokers preferred".... A Human Rights Commission spokeswoman said although it might not be considered fair or reasonable, it was
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 21, 2018 11:48
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don’t smoke 6 extra vacation days

After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint about how smoke breaks were affecting productivity, marketing firm Piala Inc. made a change to its paid time-off policy. The company granted non-smoking staff an additional six days off each year to mak
PSNews.com.au (au)
added Mar 19, 2018 19:43
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Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don’t help them quit

Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don’t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study. The Affordable Care Act permits these surcharges only when employers prov
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2018 21:36
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[California] Marijuana tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

San Francisco's marijuana "czar" Nicole Elliot said new permits will be issued once city health officials finalize regulations designed to protect workers from secondhand smoke and the neighborhood from unwelcomed odors.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 23:04
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ILO chief wants to cut ties with big tobacco. Will the governing body heed the call?

This week, more than 200 organizations globally called on ILO’s governing body to put in place policies prohibiting further collaboration with the tobacco industry. This, they argue, is in line with the ILO Secretariat’s recent recommendations that the b
Devex
added Mar 15, 2018 17:14
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[UK] Must be a non-smoker: Employers are blasted for posting 'discriminatory' job adverts online – but are they breaking the law by refusing to employ someone because they smoke cigarettes?

On Thursday, there were 60 jobs advertised on Seek which specified an applicant should be a non-smoker. The positions included gardener, chef, front desk receptionist, radar technician, and a tax compilation all rounder. Smoking is not a protected attr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 16:38
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[Australia] Your smoking habit could make you miss out on a job opportunity

It is becoming more common for potential employers to overlook applicants who are fond of cigarettes in favour of non-smokers, and some even specifically state in job adverts that smokers need not apply. Simply typing “non-smoker” into different Austral
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Mar 15, 2018 15:48
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[Asia, China] Anti-smoking advocate seeks help

He has singled out a particular group that could help him in the anti-smoking campaign. "Government employees in China have higher rates of smoking than the national average," said Wang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. "They serve as role mode
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:58
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