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[Belgium, Finland, France, Sweden, UK] Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds

Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sw
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 14, 2013 13:08

[North Carolina, Ohio] Top tobacco executives set to meet with FLOC

Top executives for tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. have agreed to resume discussions with the Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee about ways to address alleged farm-worker abuses.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added May 11, 2013 13:55

[Australia] Call for mine site smoking ban rejected

A call by the Cancer Council for smoking to be banned at all West Australian mines sites has been rejected. The state's Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) says such a move would cause resentment. WA's Department of Mines and Petroleum data shows smoki
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 17, 2013 13:01

[North Carolina] Advocates plan to pressure Reynolds American over tobacco farm working conditions

Members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and its supporters rallied outside the Reynolds American headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday. The company's annual shareholder's meeting was being held inside, and recognition of the union w
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 8, 2013 07:20

[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Second-hand smoke still a threat to some workers

The Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act passed in 2008 did not go far enough. Significant exemptions in the law mean that our citizens and workers are still being exposed to the deadly effects of second-hand smoke. Those exceptions to the Clean Indoor Air
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added May 6, 2013 14:29

[Bangladesh] Bidi workers protest discriminations between bidi and cigarette

Increase in taxes on bidi would hamper the sector including women employment, bidi workers of different factories claimed yesterday. From a view exchange meeting on “Diary of Bidi workers” in the capital’s CIRDAP auditorium, speakers made the comment an
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 5, 2013 20:28

Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the US, a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever they need it, but leaves the workers with wages that are far below legal m
The Takeaway (NPR)
added May 2, 2013 15:47

Russian ‘smokers’ rights’ movement holds founding convention

a ‘smokers’ rights’ movement headed by a flamboyant Soviet-era actor has been formed to “protect the rights and dignity” of Russians who light up. Members of the All-Russian Movement for Smokers’ Rights voted during their founding convention to collect
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Apr 26, 2013 11:26

PHOTO: North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Commemorates Tobacco Workers on April 20

African American women were the primary leaf workers in the Winston-Salem tobacco industry, and formed the United Tobacco Workers Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Works of America-Congress on Industrial Organizations (FTACIO). ... La
Beach Carolina Magazine
added Apr 17, 2013 13:30

[Canada] Smokers most common in construction, mining, oil and gas: Report

according to a Conference Board of Canada report. By occupation, 28 per cent of trades, transport and equipment operators smoked in 2011. Processing, manufacturing and utilities occupations had an employee smoking rate of 24 per cent, while 23 per cent o
Canadian HR Reporter (ca)
added Apr 12, 2013 13:40
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