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AUDIO: Cuban tobacco farmers involved in cigar production face tough times

the tobacco growing troubles hit Cuban farmers, like Jorge Luis Pérez, hard. When I met Pérez, he was bent over a frail looking leaf in his huge field of tobacco plants. "This is is what I know," Pérez said, gently cradling some green wilty tobacco lea
Marketplace (American Public Media)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:44
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[Asia] The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India / No Tobacco Day asks rhetoric questions to India’s stand

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India’s tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment
MIG - Media India Group (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:36
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[North Carolina] Appeals court rejects petition on RJR pension lawsuit

A three-judge panel voted 2-1 on April 28 that the pension committee did fulfill its fiduciary duties in a case involving its retirement plans. The case involves plaintiff Richard Tatum; Reynolds, through its former affiliation with Nabisco; and potenti
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 1, 2017 18:49
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4th Circuit Will Not Rehear Tatum 401(k) Fiduciary Duty Ruling ($$)

on May 26 denied a petition for rehearing en banc in a case in which a split panel on April 28 affirmed that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) is not liable for losses suffered by its 401(k) retirement employee benefit plan after its 1999 decision to divest
Lexis Nexis
added May 30, 2017 23:36
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4th Circ. Won't Rethink RJ Reynolds Win In $50M ERISA Suit ($$)

said it would not review a panel decision upholding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s victory in an Employment Retirement Income Security Act class action alleging that the improper divestiture of Nabisco stock by the tobacco giant’s retirement plan following t
Law360
added May 27, 2017 23:29
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[Asia-pacific] Gaming workers group to join Macau legislative election

Ms Chao said her nomination committee is titled “Casino Frontline Workers”. “This is the first time we participate in the legislative election...call for a full smoking ban inside casinos,”
GGRAsia (mo)
added May 27, 2017 14:26
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NCH Healthcare System First Employer To Achieve Certified Blue Zones Worksite Status In Florida

designated NCH a smoke-free campus and a new policy in 2011 to no longer hire smokers. NCH continues to see a drop in its employee smoking rate, falling from 2.8 percent in 2015 to 1.3 percent in 2016. The smoking rate in Florida for the same time frame w
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:38
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Editorial: Protect workers' health from secondhand smoke

In spite of his apology for his gaffe, Onishi defended his comment ...What is lacking here is consideration to people who can barely make ends meet apart from going out of their way to work in such environments due to government constraints on social sec
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker Onishi claims cancer patient comment was misunderstood

"I intended to point out that cancer patients don't have to force themselves to work in places where smoking is allowed." He added, "I made the comment during a discussion on employee secondhand smoke exposure at restaurants, and I was not saying that can
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 23, 2017 12:55
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker: Cancer patients shouldn’t work if they fear smoke

A gaffe-prone politician of the ruling party sparked another outrage by saying that cancer patients “should not work” if they are concerned about secondhand smoke in their workplaces. Lower House member Hideo Onishi of the Liberal Democratic Party was r
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added May 23, 2017 12:53
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