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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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SULLIVAN: Iowa's smoking ban was never about protecting workers

newer research is raising skepticism about the threat posed by secondhand smoke, and the effectiveness of smoking bans like Iowa’s....A decade later, we see the true goal was to infringe on personal choice by making it ever more inconvenient to use tobacc
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jul 24, 2018 20:51
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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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The US children working in tobacco fields: 'I wanted to help my mama'

Workers in tobacco are vulnerable to heat sickness, in temperatures which regularly reach 32C (89F); they risk injuries from sharp objects; and, if the Trump administration has its way, children will return to using the most toxic agrochemicals. Then th
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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MAKI: American 12-year-olds can't buy cigarettes. Why can they work in tobacco fields?

We call on the tobacco industry to raise the minimum age of work on tobacco farms to 18 in the US and around the world immediately. It’s bad enough that the tobacco industry is willing to kill its customers with a dangerous product; it really should move
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:21
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E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Critics of the study say it doesn’t close the case on vaping pro
Royal Oak (MI) Daily Tribune
added Jun 28, 2018 14:59
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