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[Georgia] Beaufort Bans Smoking On All County Property, Offers Help To Employees

Beaufort County will officially be smoke-free as of March 1st, banning smoking on all county properties such as Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “This is an environment for everybody… that’s why I think we should make
WSAV NBC Channel 3 (Savannah, GA)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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[Mexico, Kentucky] Trial Nixed Following Settlement In Mexican Farm Worker Case ($$)

A Kentucky federal judge on Monday canceled a jury trial following a settlement agreement in a case over unpaid wages, breach of contract and unlawful passport withholding brought by nine Mexican H-2A farm workers who were recruited to work on tobacco far
Law360
added Feb 8, 2017 00:55
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[Kentucky] COOPER: Say yes to smoke free, no to smokers as a protected class

’s no surprise that the American Lung Association gave Kentucky straight “F’s”... As a business owner in the state of Kentucky, it is illegal for me to ask someone if they smoke during the interview process, knowing full well that a smoker costs an averag
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23
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[USA, Kentucky] Magistrate Judge: Migrant Tobacco Workers To Be Deposed In Mexico ($$)

A federal magistrate judge in Kentucky on Feb. 3 found that the owners of a tobacco farm who were sued for allegedly violating federal work visa laws will not face an undue hardship by having to depose a group of migrant workers in Mexico, denying the ow
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2017 00:58
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[Africa, Nigeria] Ministry Of Labour And Justice For Tobacco Factory Workers

Ex-workers of a leading tobacco firm in Ibadan are now in the news with details of how they now carry in their bodies the indelible marks of the hazards they were exposed to while working for the tobacco firm. At a press conference last year in Lagos the
Leadership (ng)
added Feb 6, 2017 16:34
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How Japanese firms are dealing with smokers

Companies in Japan are going to great lengths to help their staff quit smoking, implementing HR programmes such as smoke break flags, fines, and ‘smokebusters’ committees. A recent mandate issued by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare said th
Human Resources Director (HRD) (sg)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06
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Some Japanese firms way ahead in making 'no smoking' the norm before 2020

With 6 percent of employees at Pfizer Japan still smoking, the company has released a "zero smokers final declaration," in which it states its aim to have no smokers among its ranks by 2020. The declaration is printed on badges that visitors wear when the
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 5, 2017 15:12
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Rubio Renews Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect Florida Cigar Workers’ Jobs

“There is virtually no corner of Florida that is not being affected by the FDA’s excessive and overly burdensome regulations on local cigar makers, and we must stop federal bureaucrats from putting these small manufacturers out of business and threatenin
US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:02
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[UK] Bedford lost £14m last year due to smoking breaks

But the biggest cost to the economy is not early deaths (£8.79million), smoking-
related disease (£4.25million) or lost productivity because of sick days (£2.48million)... Instead the big cost is from people taking smoking breaks – reckoned to have cost B
Bedford Today (Times & Citizen) (uk)
added Feb 2, 2017 14:13
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[UK] It’s time the NHS was smoke-free

The NHS is not yet smoke-free, but it’s time that it was, says Dr Mary Black at Public Health England in The BMJ. She argues that tolerating tobacco smoking on NHS premises is a form of collusion. Staff who smoke in NHS uniforms are sending a very clea
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:57
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