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[Texas] Tobacco to cost city workers even more

Lighting up a smoke or putting a pinch of tobacco between cheek and gum will soon cost city of San Antonio employees. Starting Jan. 1, the city will sock workers who use tobacco with a $40 monthly surcharge on their health insurance premiums.
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 10, 2012 16:04
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[Texas] Tobacco to cost city workers even more

San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 10, 2012 16:02
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[New Zealand] Smoking ban blamed for attacks on jail staff

Corrections staff are increasingly being punched, kicked, bitten and spat at by prisoners, with their union saying that is because better safety measures have not been introduced quickly enough.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Nov 7, 2012 20:57
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[Virginia] Fairfax considers forcing workers to quit smoking

Fairfax County officials may consider requiring all county-employed smokers to enroll in wellness programs to snuff out their bad habit, as the county searches for ways to reduce its soaring health care costs.
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Nov 4, 2012 00:44
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ARCHIVE: Ethical Concerns in Tobacco Control Nonsmoker and “Nonnicotine” Hiring Policies: The Implications of Employment Restrictions for Tobacco Control.

However, these arguments are problematic: not only can hiring restrictions come into conflict with broader antismoking goals, but they also raise significant problems of their own.
American Journal of Public Health
added Jul 10, 2013 15:32
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[Australia] Union agrees to staff working with puffing punters

THE union representing hospitality workers, United Voice, has dropped its opposition to smoking by high rollers in VIP gaming rooms in a deal struck over James Packer's proposed $1 billion hotel and casino at Barangaroo.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 26, 2012 12:45
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[Gibraltar, Spain] ASCTEG challenges Madrid's tobacco frontier quota cut

Spanish workers association ASCTEG is taking legal advice with a view to launching a judicial appeal of unconstitutionality against the decision by the Spanish Government to limit the quantity of cigarettes that Campo frontier workers can buy in Gibralta
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Oct 12, 2012 10:15
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[Pakistan] Terminated workers’ protest against tobacco firm enters fourth day

SWABI - The protest of workers, who were terminated from a tobacco multinational company, has entered fourth day, and the protesters have vowed that they would not allow the reopening of the company until their demands are met.
The Nation (pk)
added Oct 8, 2012 04:04
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[Gibraltar, Spain] Campo fears frontier tobacco clampdown will increase smuggling

The Spanish Government's plan to cut the tobacco allowance for border commuters has drawn a mixed response in the Campo de Gibraltar. Tobacconists welcomed the move but workers' associations said it would lead to more smuggling, rather than less as is in
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Oct 4, 2012 08:39
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Dick Meister: Danger and death in the tobacco fields

There are nearly 100,000 tobacco harvesters, some as young as 12, most of them Mexican immigrants. They work during the summer in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, the country's leading tobacco producer. As the AFL-CIO, its Farm Labor Organizing Comm
San Francisco Bay Guardian
added Sep 26, 2012 12:25
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