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[UK-Scotland] Workers face cigarette break ban under anti-smoking plan

Employees of a Scottish council have been banned from lighting up during the working day under a new anti-smoking strategy. Dundee City Council said its revised smoking policy would encourage staff to quit and reduce the number of adult “role models” se
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:38

Organizations Around the World Call on International Labour Organization to Sever Ties with Tobacco

joined over 100 health, development, labor, and corporate accountability organizations around the world in calling on the International Labour Organization (ILO) – a United Nations (UN) agency – to finally cut ties with the tobacco industry. The announcem
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 2, 2018 13:15

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Employment office refuses to specify jobs in health sector are only for nonsmokers

A request by a health organization to specify that its job openings for nurses and related occupations are limited to nonsmokers was declined by a local public employment agency after it deemed smoking "a matter of personal choice."
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:08
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Pressure builds on ILO to cut tobacco ties

More than 100 groups urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to stop taking money from tobacco companies as the UN body prepared on Wednesday to once again debate the controversial issue.
BusinessLive (za)
added Nov 2, 2018 06:29

Open Letter to the ILO Governing Body

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: The expiration of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) contract with Japan Tobacco International – the organization’s last contract with the tobacco industry – this December creates an opportun
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 30, 2018 23:20

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education supports trans community

The recent memo leaked from the White House represents an unconscionable and insidious effort to legally erase trans people and trans identities. This plan seeks to discriminate against individuals by using “biological sex” as a strict definer of gender i
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 27, 2018 18:46
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Home health and community care workers’ occupational exposure to second-hand smoke: A rapid literature review [FREE FULL TEXT]

Exposure to SHS is likely to be common for workers who enter private homes to provide care. There is a need for research to understand the number of workers exposed to SHS, and the frequency, duration and intensity of the exposure. Guidance should be dev
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 26, 2018 20:21

Lawyer who fought to ban trans people from bathrooms will lead DOJ civil rights division

An anti-gay lawyer was confirmed to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate confirmed Donald Trump’s nominee, Eric Dreiband.... defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Bloomberg in discrimination cases
LGBTQ (blog)
added Oct 24, 2018 02:58

[North Carolina] 16 weeks paid leave coming for new moms and dads who work at Reynolds

The program, which is being rolled out among all British American Tobacco Plc subsidiaries, allows female and male employees to take up to 16 weeks of leave following the birth, adoption or permanent placement of a child in their household. If the emplo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2018 00:42


announced a new, comprehensive parental leave policy that offers 16 weeks of fully-paid leave for employees who are new mothers or fathers and the ability to take up to eight months of a flexible work arrangement.
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Oct 22, 2018 17:08
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