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ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco

The agency has been receiving funding from the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, a nonprofit funded by tobacco companies, since 2002, and has a standing agreement with the foundation that runs until June 2018. In 2011, the ILO also
Devex
added Nov 3, 2017 02:52
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[USA] Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

Just under 50 percent of major American employers surveyed last year said they included a surcharge on insurance policies for smokers, at a median rate of $600 annually, according to Willis Towers Watson, the benefits consultant that conducted the survey
New York Times
added Nov 3, 2017 00:55
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don't smoke 6 extra vacation days

A higher percent of Japanese adults smoke than Americans. It was only this past year that the percentage of Japanese adults who smoke fell below 20 percent. According to the World Health Organization, Japanese men are three times more likely to smoke tha
CNBC
added Nov 3, 2017 00:04
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Why one Japanese company is offering nonsmokers more paid days off

Many Japanese companies have started implementing a variety of anti-smoking measures, according to Kyodo News. It’s a recent trend designed to cut down on secondhand smoke exposure in light of more evidence regarding the associated health risks. Matsush
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 1, 2017 02:41
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Non-smokers are given an extra six days holiday by Japanese firm to make up for other workers' cigarette breaks

A Japanese company is to offer its non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holiday a year to compensate for the regular breaks its smokers take. Piala Inc, a marketing firm based in Tokyo, introduced the perk in September and it has proved popul
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:44
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KAVA: Working Adults Are Smoking Less - Except In These Occupations

this recent MMWR report shows that we still have some way to go to eliminate this unnecessary risk. And the report points to at least some of the groups that should be especially targeted for information about and assistance in finding and using ways to q
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Oct 31, 2017 01:27
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[Montenegro] Montana is #1 in protecting indoor workers from secondhand tobacco smoke

State public health officials announced today that Montana has the highest percentage of indoor workers covered by smokefree workplace policies in the nation. Montana is followed by Washington, Oregon and Minnesota.
KXLO-KLCM Radio (Lewistown, MT)
added Oct 31, 2017 00:46
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ASSUNTA/DOROTHEO: ILO must shake off tobacco industry yoke

However, the reference document prepared by the ILO’s secretariat, the International Labour Office...is advising its Governing Body to go rogue and continue its collaboration with the tobacco industry. It is perhaps not coincidental that at this histor
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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FIFTH ITEM ON THE AGENDA: ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate (PDF)

The Governing Body, taking note of the Model Policy for agencies of the United Nations on preventing tobacco industry interference, endorsed by ECOSOC Resolution E/RES/2017/8, requests the Director-General to further develop and implement the strategy
International Labour Organization (ch)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[Japan] More firms introducing anti-smoking measures

An increasing number of Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of smoking at a time when the central and local governments are studying measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenien
Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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