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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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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Premier Tobacco fails to pay workers

DEBT-stricken and financially troubled Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has not paid workers for nearly two and half years, raising questions about its financial capacity to purchase tobacco this season. The company has been stuttering since 2015 when it
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:22
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[Asia] Meet 89-year-old Shen, China's longest-serving lawmaker

To prove that women and men should be equally treated, Shen organized a manuring contest. Women won as many men paused to smoke. As a result, Shen and other women won equal pay.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12
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Employers must be clear on vaping policy, says employment law specialist

"In deciding whether to stub out or allow the use of e-cigarettes, employers will need to take into account potential health and safety considerations as well as the ‘professional image' of their organisation,” says Paula. “Some health experts have ques
Business MK (uk)
added Mar 12, 2018 14:39
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[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15
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[North Carolina] 4,500 Reynolds employees to get $1,000 bonus as result of corporate tax-rate cut

Reynolds American Inc. said Wednesday that most of its 5,500 employees will benefit from a one-time $1,000 bonus related to the federal corporate tax rate cut. British American Tobacco PLC became the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco manufacturer
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 8, 2018 17:32
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AP Photos: The Faces of Cuba's Tobacco Industry

They are among the many faces of Cuba's tobacco industry, which is a rare bright spot in the island's struggling economy. Increased yields and better quality tobacco made 2017 one of the best ever for Cuban farmers and cigar producers. The country saw mo
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 7, 2018 21:47
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