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[Florida] Jumping Through Hoops for a Better Health Plan / Health Insurance Plans Offering ‘Gated’ Coverage

consider the options the government of Manatee County, Fla., offers...(Smokers are ineligible for the “ultimate” plan, but they can qualify for a midrange plan if they agree to steps to help them cut back or quit).
New York Times
added Jun 20, 2014 15:33

[Australia] Salamanca's history uncovered with find of 100-year-old cigarette packet

Recent renovations at the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart have uncovered a 100-year-old cigarette packet found sandwiched between layers of floor boards. The small blue decaying cardboard packet of ‘Capstan’ cigarettes, only big enough to cover the pal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 20, 2014 12:51

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn’s death puts use of smokeless tobacco in baseball back in spotlight

Smokeless tobacco is banned in the minor leagues, and a similar ban for the majors was proposed in the latest round of collective bargaining but met resistance from the players union. Instead, MLB introduced policies limiting visibility – especially to c
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jun 20, 2014 05:25

[Maryland] Anne Arundel Medical Center to ban tobacco use, stop hiring smokers

The hospital system, which employs more than 4,000 people, said the tobacco ban goes into effect July 1 and the ban on hiring tobacco users will begin in July 2015. AAMC officials said they want to be a role model for the community. “As health care provi
Capital Gazette Communications
added Jun 19, 2014 12:43

Malawi's Children of Tobacco

People & Power investigates the plight of children forced to work in Malawi's tobacco industry.
Al-Jazeera (qt)
added Jun 17, 2014 17:24

Will Tony Gwynn's death spur ban on smokeless tobacco?

“Of course, it caused it,” Gwynn said. “I always dipped on my right side.” Gwynn had been ill for four years, but his death was a jolt and now the question is whether it will be a wake-up call. Much has changed since Gwynn was a player. Since the 2011 c
Washington Post
added Jun 17, 2014 08:17

BROWN: Will Chewing Tobacco Be Banned In Major League Baseball After Tony Gwynn's Cancer Death?

The question will be, come 2016, when a new labor agreement in Major League Baseball is at hand, will Clark and the players fight to stop banning chewing tobacco, which appears to be at the root of Gwynn’s untimely passing? For the sake of players that c
added Jun 17, 2014 07:54

[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] BROWN: End all smoking in casinos

patrons expect smoke-free indoor air, and soon it will be the norm. The sooner Pennsylvania and New Jersey adopt the idea, the sooner worker and patron health will benefit - and the sooner our casinos can compete for patrons and employees who want to come
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jun 16, 2014 12:51

LETTER from Senators to Tobacco Companies Re: Child Tobacco Workers (PDF)

We write to urge your companies to adopt company policies and industry-wide standards to prevent children under age 18 from working in direct contact with tobacco and to ensure that these standards apply throughout your supply chain.
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA
added Jun 13, 2014 08:04

On World Day Against Child Labor, 17 Senators Urge Largest Tobacco Companies to Prohibit Child Labor in the Supply Chain

Seventeen U.S. Senators led by Tom Harkin (D-IA) today sent a letter to the ten largest tobacco companies urging them to prohibit child labor in their supply chain. The letter comes on the heels of a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report found th
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA
added Jun 13, 2014 07:02
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