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ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco

The agency has been receiving funding from the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, a nonprofit funded by tobacco companies, since 2002, and has a standing agreement with the foundation that runs until June 2018. In 2011, the ILO also
Devex
added Nov 3, 2017 02:52
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Why one Japanese company is offering nonsmokers more paid days off

Many Japanese companies have started implementing a variety of anti-smoking measures, according to Kyodo News. It’s a recent trend designed to cut down on secondhand smoke exposure in light of more evidence regarding the associated health risks. Matsush
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 1, 2017 02:41
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Non-smokers are given an extra six days holiday by Japanese firm to make up for other workers' cigarette breaks

A Japanese company is to offer its non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holiday a year to compensate for the regular breaks its smokers take. Piala Inc, a marketing firm based in Tokyo, introduced the perk in September and it has proved popul
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:44
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[Montenegro] Montana is #1 in protecting indoor workers from secondhand tobacco smoke

State public health officials announced today that Montana has the highest percentage of indoor workers covered by smokefree workplace policies in the nation. Montana is followed by Washington, Oregon and Minnesota.
KXLO-KLCM Radio (Lewistown, MT)
added Oct 31, 2017 00:46
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[Japan] More firms introducing anti-smoking measures

An increasing number of Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of smoking at a time when the central and local governments are studying measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenien
Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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KAVA: Working Adults Are Smoking Less - Except In These Occupations

this recent MMWR report shows that we still have some way to go to eliminate this unnecessary risk. And the report points to at least some of the groups that should be especially targeted for information about and assistance in finding and using ways to q
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Oct 31, 2017 01:27
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ASSUNTA/DOROTHEO: ILO must shake off tobacco industry yoke

However, the reference document prepared by the ILO’s secretariat, the International Labour Office...is advising its Governing Body to go rogue and continue its collaboration with the tobacco industry. It is perhaps not coincidental that at this histor
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. Workers Use Tobacco Products

Close to 33 million working adults in the United States -- or roughly 20% -- regularly smoke cigarettes, vape, or use some other tobacco product, the CDC reported. Just over 15.4% of working adults reported smoking cigarettes, while 5.8% used another com
MedPage Today
added Oct 27, 2017 15:04
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Tobacco Use Among Working Adults — United States, 2014–2016

These findings underscore the importance of continued implementation of proven strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco product use, including current use of multiple products among working adults. To maximize the health of workers, employers could also
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:42
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CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Toolkit Supports University Led Health and Leadership

efforts are underway to encourage academic institutions to adopt the CEO Cancer Gold Standard...To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer: prohibit tobacco use and support tobacco c
Business Wire
added Oct 26, 2017 17:11
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