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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New union for tobacco farmers

Tobacco farmers who are unhappy with a ceiling price of $4,99 per kg imposed by merchants at the auction floors and other challenges they face, have formed a new union to represent their interests. The new union – the Tobacco Farmers Union Trust – is le
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 24, 2018 13:05
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[Japan] This Company Rewards Non-Smokers with an Extra Week of Vacation

Piala Inc., a company in Japan has decided to do something about smokers, after it is deeply ingrained into culture. After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint to the company suggestion box about how smoke brakes affected productivity, the marketi
Rare
added Aug 9, 2018 17:09
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[UK] Smoking rates declining in Southwark

Southwark’s labourers, cleaners and hospitality staff appear to be quitting smoking for e-cigarettes and vaping, according to statistics. The percentage of smokers in routine and manual occupations has dropped from more than 25 per cent in 2015, to 18.5
News Shopper (uk)
added Aug 2, 2018 15:09
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[UK] Understanding employment laws around e-cigarettes

In practice, businesses can actually decide whether or not they allow e-cigarettesand vaping in the office. There are reasons for allowing it – such as the way it can help people replace smoking and keep them in the office for longer, rather than go out
Business Matters (uk)
added Aug 1, 2018 15:40
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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF BREATHING CLEAN AIR IN NEW YORK

Tuesday, July 24th marks the 15th Anniversary of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act, the historic legislation that protects workers from second-hand smoke and helps reduce smoking rates. The 2003 state law banned smoking in almost all workplaces, ba
WIVT/WBGH NewsChannel 34 (Binghamton, NY)
added Jul 26, 2018 04:29
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[North Carolina] State Health Plan Quits QuitlineNC, Switches To CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic

will switch from QuitlineNC to CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic. The former contract cost the plan $1.3 million per year, and State Treasurer Dale Folwell said the new contract will cost $862,000, a savings of $479,000. With CVS locations across the state, F
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, NC)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57
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[North Carolina] State workers trying to quit smoking will now have to go to CVS; NC officials say move will save money

Folwell said the change will save the state of North Carolina about $479,000 a year. QuitlineNC costs the state $1.3 million a year, while the cost of state employees using CVS to stop smoking is projected at $862,000. CVS Caremark is already the pharma
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 25, 2018 00:56
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A Pragmatic Trial of E-Cigarettes, Incentives, and Drugs for Smoking Cessation [FREE FULL TEXT]

financial incentives added to free cessation aids resulted in a higher rate of sustained smoking abstinence than free cessation aids alone. Among smokers who received usual care, the addition of free cessation aids or e-cigarettes did not provide a benefi
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Jul 24, 2018 22:40
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SULLIVAN: Iowa's smoking ban was never about protecting workers

newer research is raising skepticism about the threat posed by secondhand smoke, and the effectiveness of smoking bans like Iowa’s....A decade later, we see the true goal was to infringe on personal choice by making it ever more inconvenient to use tobacc
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jul 24, 2018 20:51
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Is this the end of smoko breaks? Cigarette habit costs Australia $388billion as Malcolm Turnbull backs bosses' right to pay people 'to work, not to smoke'

Smokers take more breaks, are absent more and die earlier, study claimed / There have been calls to ban smoking at work in the wake of the research / The PM appeared to support bosses' right to tell employees not to smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:40
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