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[UK-Scotland] Inmates furious as bosses reveal date for smoke-free Scots prisons

“It will be a significant challenge. The percentage of people who smoke in prisons is much higher than the community at large. “I fully understand how difficult it will be for many in our care to give up smoking. We are committed to working alongside ou
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 12:54
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[UK-Scotland] Jail chiefs confident challenges of smoking ban can be overcome

The statistic that around three quarters of prisoners smoke has been used to demonstrate the scale of the problem. It means prison officers and other staff are routinely exposed to second hand smoke in their daily working lives. The figure also means a q
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 03:00
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban to protect prison staff

Smoking will be banned in Scotland’s jails by the end of next year following a study that found inhalation of cigarette fumes by staff put their health at unacceptable risk. Workers’ exposure to second-hand smoke is similar to that experienced by someon
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:58
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[UK-Scotland] Characterising the Exposure of Prison Staff to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke

This is the most comprehensive assessment of prison workers’ exposure to SHS in the world. The results are highly relevant to the development of smoke-free policies in prisons and should be considered when deciding on the best approach to provide prison s
Annals of Work Exposures and Health
added Jul 17, 2017 13:52
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[Georgia] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal Of ADEA Suit Against R.J. Reynolds ($$)

Court of Appeals panel on June 27 affirmed a Georgia federal judge’s dismissal of an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit alleging that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against older job applicant
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:41
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[Kenya, Uganda] Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investig
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 13:39
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Health officials: Wisconsin celebrates 7 years of smoke-free air in workplaces

According to a press release from the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, a 2010 legislation passed in Wisconsin to eliminate indoor smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. In Eau Claire County, the percentage of youth using tob
WQOW ABC 18 (Eau Claire, WI)
added Jul 6, 2017 16:13
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[Asia, India] SRINIVAS: GST, bidis and tobacco laws

the government has decided to levy additional cess over tobacco products... Even NGOs should educate bidi workers about their right to earn livelihood under the government schemes so that their health and societal health is protected. Only then can we en
The Hans India (in)
added Jul 6, 2017 16:12
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Commuting is such a drag! Video captures woman wearing an orange MTA vest lighting up a cigar on New York subway train

'Oh my god,' says one man. 'An MTA worker is lighting ... up.' Another man is then seen in the video entering the frame beside the woman and making an obscene gesture.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 5, 2017 18:53
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CRIPE: Clean air for all / Time to rally for those left behind by Indiana's smokefree law

July 1 marked the five-year anniversary of Indiana's 2012 smokefree air law....To this day, unless covered by stronger local ordinances,the employees of bars, casinos, private clubs and fraternal organizations in Indiana are exempted from protection, leav
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Jul 5, 2017 17:17
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