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[Kentucky] Divided Ky appeals court upholds dismissal of asbestos-laden cigarette lawsuit

The widow of a former cigarette factory worker lost her bid on Friday for a new trial seeking compensation for her husband's death, contending that he died of exposure to asbestos while working and smoking at a factory that made cigarettes. The 2-1 decis
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2014 12:15

[Texas] Sheriff disputes smoking ban

Sheriff Bob Holder snuffed out — at least temporarily — a plan to ban employee smoking in all county facilities and vehicles when he told Comal commissioners Thursday that he wouldn’t enforce the regulation.
New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung
added Jan 31, 2014 14:52

Nevada receives poor marks for Smoke-free air

Nevada received a grade of "C" on the report card in the category of smokefree air, due to its exemption that leave tens of thousands of Nevada's workers unprotected. The report comes as the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon
Mesquite (NV) Citizen Journal
added Jan 24, 2014 15:41

[UK-Scotland] How public service pension schemes are funding drone attacks, big tobacco and pollution

Sunday Herald found that public-sector pension funds are supporting more than 100 big corporations blamed for damaging the climate, causing cancer and profiting from conflict. ... Among those funding big tobacco are health groups, cancer hospices, schools
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 19, 2014 00:24

MILOV: The time to regulate e-cigarettes is now

Swift regulation by the FDA will help preserve America's hard-won anti-smoking victory and help ensure that parts of the US economy do not, once again, become dependent on nicotine.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jan 9, 2014 17:38

[California] UCR: Campus preps for smoke-free deadline

Chevrie, standing in a designated smoking area on the campus of UC Riverside and waiting for her shift as a custodian to start, is a holdout in the campus’ plan to go smoke free Jan. 1.
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Dec 31, 2013 15:49

[Hawaii] UH smoking ban on hold for review

campuswide ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes that was to take effect Jan. 1 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has been postponed pending review by unions and faculty.
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Dec 25, 2013 22:56

[District of Columbia] Library of Congress Union Scores Win for Smokers

Union leaders for one of the largest employers on the Capitol campus notched a win this month, after spending half the year in a contentious workplace dispute about where smokers should be allowed to light up. Under the terms of an arbitrator's Dec. 11
Roll Call
added Dec 20, 2013 19:00

[UK, USA, North Carolina] Advocacy group wants better conditions for tobacco workers

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, led by its president Baldemar Velasquez, hand-delivered a letter describing its worker condition concerns to BAT chairman Richard Burrows. Velasquez also made a presentation to the British Parliament on Thursday. The
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2013 20:13

[Netherlands] Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics - Work Paid in Beer

In addition to beer — the brand varies depending on which brewery offers the best price — each member of the cleaning team gets half a packet of rolling tobacco, free lunch and 10 euros a day, or about $13.55.
New York Times
added Dec 4, 2013 23:18
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