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Answer to Better Health Care: Behavioral Economics?

Dr. Volpp...recently collaborated with CVS Caremark to test which financial incentives are most effective for getting employees to quit smoking...Those offered the reward program were far more likely to accept the challenge than those offered the deposit
New York Times
added Apr 13, 2017 11:10
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Shift workers sleep deprived; drink, smoke more: survey

Workers who have to put in shifts at irregular hours are more deprived of sleep and more prone to smoking and drinking than people who do regular daytime duties, a survey showed Tuesday. The findings, released by Professor Song Yoon-mi of Samsung Medica
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:01
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[West Virginia] Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Employees Speak Out On Ohio County Smoking Ban

Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilities’ current exemption from the county’s clear air regulation. The board c
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Apr 12, 2017 13:50
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[North Carolina] Reynolds American Inc. revamps its headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem

Dark corridors and closed-off work spaces have been replaced with open, bright areas aimed at fostering collaboration...“We think of our employees as trailblazers thriving together, transforming tobacco. Now, we have the space to support us on that journ
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 24, 2017 18:28
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[North Carolina] Is It Age Discrimination If You Don’t Know You’re Being Discriminated Against?

In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether the nation’s second-largest tobacco company was within its rights to summarily reject older job applicants. It is the latest in a series of cases that are making it easier for
ProPublica
added Mar 22, 2017 15:48
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Philip Morris International Announces €300 Million Investment in Smoke-Free Product Manufacturing Facility in Greece

to convert the cigarette factory of Papastratos, PMI’s affiliate in Greece, into a manufacturing plant for the tobacco sticks to be used with its smoke-free product IQOS. These tobacco sticks are currently commercialized as Heets or HeatSticks.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:07
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[Minnesota] County board considers tobacco-free policy

Plan would not affect Freeborn County Fairgrounds or county parks... Freeborn County Public Health Director Sue Yost and Statewide Health Improvement Program Coordinator Alice Englin presented the plan to make most county property smoke free by July 1 du
Albert Lea (MN) Tribune
added Mar 16, 2017 23:56
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[Asia-pacific] WURTH: Tobacco companies are profiting from endangering and exploiting Indonesian child workers – it must stop now

Each year in Indonesia, thousands of children, some just 8 years old, work in hazardous conditions producing tobacco that ends up in products marketed and sold by huge Indonesian and multinational tobacco companies.
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Mar 16, 2017 13:18
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[Asia-pacific] WURTH: Indonesia's Child Tobacco Workers in Peril

Indonesian President Joko (“Jokowi”) Widodo will decide whether to encourage parliament to move forward with a draft tobacco bill aimed at increasing domestic tobacco production. The bill would gut many important existing health regulations, like the requ
Human Rights Watch
added Mar 16, 2017 13:15
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UN agency shelves vote on ties with Big Tobacco

International Labor Organization, which has taken millions of dollars in funding from Big Tobacco, has shelved a decision about whether to cut ties with the industry. The ILO body voted Wednesday to delay until November a decision about whether to join o
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2017 22:12
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