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[North Carolina] Reynolds ($$)

The priority issue is the workers' right to association in terms of forming a union, and right to ask for wage increases without fear of retaliation. "They have been lukewarm about the issue, knowing that only when the workers themselves are fully at the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 10, 2014 16:24

[North Carolina] Debate over farm labor more civil at this year's Reynolds American meeting

shareholders have rejected numerous advocacy-group proposals since 2005, including the following: Creating a human rights protocol for the company and its supply chain suppliers. Phasing out “conventional” cigarette manufacturing. Reviewing Internet and t
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:26
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[North Carolina] Reynolds shareholders meeting goes smoothly

A civil exchange of dialogue, particularly about labor and living conditions of tobacco farm workers, emerged again Thursday at Reynolds American Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting. From several years, exchanges at the meetings were often tense and antago
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:24

[Ireland] IMO House to go smoke-free

IMO members have instructed its Executive to make sure its headquarters in Dublin becomes tobacco free by the end of the year. Speaking on the passed motion at the AGM in Carton House, Prof Joe Barry indicated that the union had a strong history of prom
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added May 5, 2014 20:27

[North Carolina] FLOC putting pressure on Reynolds

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee ... its president, Baldemar Velasquez, will speak today at the annual shareholder meeting of British American Tobacco Ltd. ... FLOC has identified a number of problems at tobacco farms, including fatalities, sub-mi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 30, 2014 12:15

[UK] ASH Briefing for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health: TOBACCO FRONT GROUPS & THIRD PARTY LOBBYING TACTICS (PDF)

Big Tobacco is increasingly resorting to the use of front groups and third party advocates to peddle its interests and influence policy outcomes. The use of such groups to influence public health policies is an explicit tobacco industry strategy revealed
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Apr 29, 2014 11:50

[UK] Nottingham cigarette factory closure threatens more than 500 jobs

The planned closure of Imperial's last factory means there will be no cigarette manufacturing left in Britain. The only other remaining factory in the UK is run by Japan Tobacco International in Northern Ireland. Unite, Britain's largest union, accused
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:24

[UK] Unions slam Imperial Tobacco closure as a 'cynical ploy' to retain company profits

IMPERIAL Tobacco is facing a backlash after announcing it will close its Lenton factory and cut 540 jobs. It claimed low sales and increased regulation had hit its profits. But it also blamed the growing illicit trade of cigarettes, with research claimin
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:22

[Idaho] Boise passes e-cigarette ban for city workers

City Council has approved a change in policy that includes e-cigarettes on the list of banned tobacco use while city workers are on the job. Cigarettes, pipes and snuff are already off limits at work. The council voted on the policy change as part of it
KBOI-TV 2News (Boise, ID)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:40

Ky. Panel Quashes Asbestos Injury Suit Against Lorillard ($$)

tossed a suit by a former Lorillard Tobacco Co. cigarette factory worker's widow blaming asbestos in the air and in free cigarettes for causing his mesothelioma, ruling that an erroneous jury instruction did not prejudice her case.
added Feb 18, 2014 01:04
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