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[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

[UK] Smoking e-cigarettes at work sparks row

In the first case of its type the rights of employees to use e-cigarettes is to be examined in an Employment Tribunal after a worker was sacked for using one at work. The waste disposal company Viridor, which had no policy on e-cigarettes, sacked 55-yea
Watford Observer (uk)
added Dec 4, 2013 05:19

[Australia] FREEMAN: Barangaroo smoking exemption gambles with worker health

In November 2019, James Packer’s Crown Resorts VIP exclusive gambling and hotel complex will open at Barangaroo on the Sydney foreshore. In a disappointing development, the New South Wales government has granted the casino an exemption to the state’s har
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 3, 2013 20:20

[New York] AUDIO: The Leonard Lopate Show: Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

acute nicotine poisoning, or “green tobacco sickness.” Gabriel Thompson looks at this illness and at why children are allowed to work in tobacco fields in this country—these hazards have led countries like Russia and Kazakhstan to ban anyone under 18 from
WNYC Radio
added Dec 2, 2013 13:02

[UK] Nurses cannot be expected to 'police' NHS smoking bans

Unions agreed nurses had a key role in offering advice and support patients, but said they should not be expected to enforce no-smoking policies or be blamed if patients did not give up.
Nursing Times
added Nov 30, 2013 12:27

AUDIO: "Green Tobacco Sickness" Plagues Young Workers in Tobacco Fields

Dr. Normal Edelman, senior medical advisor with the American Lung Association, describes the illness: "Nicotine is a poison. It's actually used in some pesticides. In high enough doses, nicotine is a very dangerous, very poisonous drug. So when people w
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Nov 22, 2013 19:29

[Australia] Public servants' super fund scraps tobacco investments

The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation has sold off its tobacco holdings - valued at about $100 million.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 22, 2013 12:06

7 steps to snuff out smoking in your workplace

American Cancer Society suggests your company take these seven steps to snuff out smoking in your workplace: * Implement a smoke-free workplace policy. * Provide health benefit coverage for counseling and pharmaceutical aides. * Offer information and l
BLR - Business and Legal Reports
added Nov 9, 2013 11:40

[UK] Electronic cigarette row sparks strike threat

Workers at the borough’s main landfill site have threatened to go on strike after a colleague was sacked for smoking an electronic cigarette. The trade union UNITE have accused Viridor, who run a waste facility at Beddington Lane, of wrongly sacking Paul
Sutton Guardian (uk)
added Nov 8, 2013 04:15

[Canada] Smokers cost employers more than $4000 per year

Each smoker costs his or her employer, on average, an estimated $4,256 each year, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released this week.
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Nov 5, 2013 18:32
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