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Mexico: children toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

The Guardian visited with the family at the start of harvest season in mid-February, when they were weary after making the gruelling journey to the lowlands of Nayarit, as they do every year, on foot and rickety bus. They, like most of the tobacco picke
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:47
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[Brazil, UK] How we can fight child labour in the tobacco industry

But Brazil, the world’s second-largest tobacco producer, provides a positive example for tackling hazardous child labor. Brazil barred children under 18 from any work with tobacco in 2008 and established penalties for child labor violations – not just fo
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Japan] Tokyo passes tough anti-smoking law ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Japan's capital and host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, passed a tough anti-smoking law on Wednesday that will effectively ban smoking in most of the city's bars and restaurants in the run-up to the games. Japan lags many countries in efforts to fig
Reuters
added Jun 28, 2018 02:44
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[Australia] Anti-smoking advocates urge governments to plug gaps in smoke-free laws

Heart Foundation and Quit Victoria are urging all employers, especially those whose staff work outdoors, to follow Eastlink's lead and introduce smoke-free policies and state governments to plug gaps in existing smoke-free legislation, which leave many p
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 26, 2018 21:10
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'I've been sick in the chest': Tobacco fields take toll on Indonesian children

In the decade since, her health problems have never really gone away. “Since second grade, I have been sick in the chest, and then sometimes it is hard to breathe,” says Eping, now 14. It’s always worse in tobacco harvest season, she says, especially w
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] NHS staff smokers cost health service £200m a year with cigarette breaks and sick days, report finds

There are more than 73,000 smokers among the 1.2 million NHS employees in England and the lost working hours from their combined smoking breaks add up to £99m a year, the Royal College of Physicians’ tobacco advisory group has said. Though smoking break
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 26, 2018 21:25
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Cancer prevalence among flight attendants compared to the general population

Many flight attendants working today were also exposed to high levels of secondhand tobacco smoke before in-flight smoking bans were implemented. The long-term health effects of this mix of occupational exposures, including with regard to cancers which de
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jun 26, 2018 20:45
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[Asia, China] Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers: study

As for male flight attendants, they are more likely to have melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, especially if they were exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke. The researchers studied the data from a survey conducted from 2013 to 2014 as part of
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 26, 2018 20:43
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Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Scientists have long suspected that flight attendants’ cancer risk might be affected by their exposure to naturally occurring radiation at high altitudes, shift work, time zone changes that disrupt sleep cycles, and poor cabin air quality, researchers no
Reuters
added Jun 26, 2018 20:42
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