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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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how employers and health plans can save money and help people quit smoking

That’s why Truth Initiative® developed the EX® Program, a new quit-smoking program in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. The program is designed for employers, health systems and health plans to offer to their employees and members. "We developed the EX P
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 11, 2017 13:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] JTI to close Shah Alam factory with 270 jobs to go

For the past few years, the three major tobacco companies, namely BAT Malaysia, JTI Malaysia and Philip Morris (M) Sdn Bhd, have been lamenting over the steep increases in tobacco excise taxes ...and the challenging operating environment in Malaysia with
The Edge (my)
added May 11, 2017 03:05
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[North Carolina] 22nd Century Raises 2017 Revenue Projection to $16Million – Another Record Year

the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NASCO Products, recently entered into substantial new manufacturing agreements for the production of filtered cigars and other tobacco products. The products to be manufactured by 22nd Century as a result of these ex
Business Wire
added May 9, 2017 20:13
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[New York] BRUNSTEIN: In a Law Office, Coping With a Boss’s Toxic Trail

Mr. S. chain-smoked throughout the day, inhaling power, exhaling invective, leaving a toxic trail in every room. He talked to us through a poison cloud that made his deep-set eyes look sinister. For a few moments after he turned away, the smoke lingered
New York Times
added May 5, 2017 20:57
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Child labour on tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch published an open letter asking BAT shareholders to press the company to “strengthen its processes for identifying and addressing human rights risks in its global supply chain.” [5]
Medium
added May 5, 2017 12:45
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4th Circ. OKs RJ Reynolds' Win In $50M ERISA Suit ($$)

on Friday upheld tobacco giant RJ Reynolds’ win in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action over $50 million allegedly lost to retirement plan mismanagement following its 1999 spinoff from RJR Nabisco Inc., saying that a hypothetical and pr
Law360
added May 1, 2017 22:17
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[North Carolina] Federal appeals court sides with Reynolds on retirement plan dispute

A federal appeals court ruled Friday on a 2-1 vote that the RJR Pension Investment committee did fulfill its fiduciary duties in a case involving its retirement plans. The case involves plaintiff Richard Tatum; Reynolds, through its former affiliation wi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2017 22:17
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[UK-Northern Ireland] JTI tobacco factory closure delayed for five months

The remaining staff at the JTI tobacco factory in County Antrim are to get an extra five months of work as the closure of the plant has been delayed. The final 60 staff were due to leave the Ballymena factory in May but will now be kept on until October,
BBC Online
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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