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[Oregon] Bureaucrat’s women-only smoking ban ruffles feathers in 1967

A brave man (Editorial) The bureaucrat in Salem who banned smoking on the job for some 25 female employees of the Oregon State Board of Control may deserve some sort of recognition for bravery....is clearly in a battle he has little chance of winning.
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jul 31, 2017 13:04
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[UK] Bosses 'should let staff vape at desk to cut smoking rates': Plan comes as health chief pledge to cut the number who light up to 12% in five years

Bosses should consider allowing workers to use e-cigarettes at their desks to cut smoking rates, according to Government plans. Health chiefs yesterday pledged to slash smoking rates from 15.5 per cent to 12 per cent in five years. They said vaping was
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 02:24
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SMOKING IS BAD, SURE, AND MOST SMOKERS FEEL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR DOING IT

Gallup has found that each adult smoker racks up an average of $2,132 more in health care costs each year, adding $92 billion to the country’s total health care costs. Gallup predicts that such cost factors, as well as secondhand smoke, contribute to disc
Newsweek
added Jul 19, 2017 15:18
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Stub out smoking in prisons but do it with respect

non-smoking prisoners and staff are being subjected to high levels of second-hand smoke – the equivalent, in fact, of someone who lives with a smoker...if it is to work in the long term, the non-smoking policy also needs to be introduced carefully and wit
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 12:56
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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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