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[UK-Scotland] SCOTT: Time to help employees stub it out

While Scotland blazed a trail in the UK in terms of anti-smoking legislation, the negative impact on its finances remain sizeable. According to ASH Scotland, the NHS spends £271million per year on smoking-attributable disease while productivity losses du
Energy Voice (uk)
added Apr 6, 2018 13:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only chan
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:03
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[Zimbabwe] Witness: Tobacco Farmers Kept in the Dark

Tobacco companies have responsibilities to respect human rights in their supply chains, and that includes making sure that farmers know about the dangers of nicotine exposure – particularly for children. Margaret had hoped that in those seven years, someo
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:55
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A Bitter Harvest / Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe

research in 2016 and 2017 into conditions on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe revealed an industry tainted by child labor and confronted by other serious human rights problems as well. Zimbabwean authorities and tobacco companies should take urgent steps to addr
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:53
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Zimbabwe: Tobacco Work Harming Children

Children and adults who work on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish t
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:51
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New York’s pension funds still invest in guns, tobacco and oil

In March 1996, then-state Comptroller H. Carl McCall declined to divest from tobacco stocks. However, he did agree to hold off on increasing the fund’s tobacco investments, citing the high potential for lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers, which could
City & State NY
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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[Mississippi] Fast food restaurant will no longer serve pot-smoking drive-through customers

part of the popular Sonic fast food chain, is taking action in response to a recent incident in which a customer blew smoke into the face of a server who is underage.
Yahoo!
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Florida] Smoking prohibited at Hodges University, Avow Hospice

There’s no such thing as a smoking break on the campus of Hodges University in North Naples. Avow Hospice, a comprehensive palliative care and end-of-life support organization in Naples, also has banned use of tobacco products at its campus at 1095 Whip
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco cultivation creates jobs for 75,000 farmers' families

Tobacco is being cultivated on about 0.25 per cent land in Pakistan and provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers' families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employments to other population. "Tobacco contributes to federal
The Nation (pk)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:55
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